Metaphor synonyms

mĕt'ə-fôr', -fər
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A figure of speech in which one thing is likened to another, dissimilar thing by the use of like, as, etc. (Ex.: a heart as big as a whale, her tears flowed like wine)
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The definition of a figure of speech is an expression that means something different than the literal meaning of the words.
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The definition of metaphorical is a description of something using an implied comparison, not a literal comparison.
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The difference between the size of a bolt and the hole into which it is driven, or between the circumference of a hoop and that of the mast on which it is to be driven.
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To describe something using metaphors
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figure of speech, implied comparison
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(Biol.) Similarity in function between parts dissimilar in origin and structure, as the wing of a bird and that of an insect
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A statement or estimate of similarities and differences.
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A succession of incongruous metaphors, as in The negotiator played his cards to the hilt.
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A figure of speech in which words or phrases are used with a nonliteral or figurative meaning, such as a metaphor.
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Having to do with figure drawing, painting, etc.
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The exact wording or an exact copy of a legal document
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To express as or in the form of an allegory:
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Mystical interpretation, as of the Scriptures, intended to reveal a hidden, spiritual meaning
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A small, imaginatively designed item
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The concept or character projected to the public, as by a person or institution, especially as interpreted by the mass media:
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The use of expressive or evocative images in art, literature, or music.
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The denotation, referent, or idea associated with a word or phrase:
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A figure of speech in which one word or phrase is substituted for another with which it is closely associated, as in the use of Washington for the United States government or of the sword for military power.
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A conventional, printed or written figure used to represent an operation, element, quantity, relation, unit of measurement, phenomenon, or descriptor.
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A figure of speech in which a part is used for a whole, an individual for a class, a material for a thing, or the reverse of any of these (Ex.: bread for food, the army for a soldier, or copper for a penny)
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The definition of a vehicle is a type of transportation or a way that something is conveyed.
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Find another word for metaphor. In this page you can discover 24 synonyms, antonyms, idiomatic expressions, and related words for metaphor, like: simile, figure-of-speech, metaphorical, drift, metaphorize, plain speech, analogy, comparison, mixed-metaphor, trope and implied comparison.