(Uncountable, rhetoric) The use of a word or phrase to refer to something that it isn't, invoking a direct similarity between the word or phrase used and the thing described, but in the case of English without the words like or as, which would imply a simile.
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)
A visible pattern as in wood or cloth.
A statement or estimate of similarities and differences.
(Biology) Correspondence in function or position between organs of dissimilar evolutionary origin or structure.
(--- Bible) A sculptured figure used as an idol
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