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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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A figure of speech in which one object is used in place of another to suggest a likeness.

Usage examples (34)
  • The garden is a metaphor for life, and gardening is a symbol of the spiritual path.
  • And then he whacks the villain before you can say the word metaphor.
  • Well the metaphor is a dangerous one if we extend it to the British School of soccer management.
  • The word "metaphor" comes from the Greek and means "to carry beyond." for more
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