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Definition of: metaphor

(metə·fôr, -fər) noun
A figure of speech in which one object is likened to another by speaking of it as if it were that other: distinguished from simile by not employing any word of comparison, such as “like” or “as.” See synonyms under ALLEGORY, SIMILE.
—mixed metaphor
Figurative language in which incongruous, and often contradictory, metaphors are used; confusion of figurative with plain statement.
[<F métaphore <L metaphora <Gk. <metapherein <meta- beyond, over + pherein carry]
a·phor′·ic (-fôrik, -forik) or ·i·cal adjective
a·phor′·i·cal·ly adverb

Most often used phrases:

conceptual metaphor
desktop metaphor
extended metaphor
mixed metaphor
community metaphor
visual metaphor
conduit metaphor
central metaphor
common metaphor
political metaphor
good metaphor
poetic metaphor
metaphor providing
eponymous metaphor
interface metaphor

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"metaphor" has the frequency of use of 0.0003% on city-data.com forum

"metaphor" has the frequency of use of 0.0005% on en.wikipedia.org.

Phrases starting with the letter: A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

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