1. Having a resemblance; resembling or like: unfamiliar symbols semblable to religious icons.
2. Seeming; apparent.
One that resembles or has much in common with another.

[Middle English, from Old French, from sembler, to resemble, from Latin simulāre, to simulate; see simulate.]

sem′bla·bly adv.
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