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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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adj. - Expressing one thing in terms normally denoting another.

Usage examples (35)
  • And the fourth is usually described as a metaphoric reference to the setting of the sun, the end of one's day on earth.
  • This kind of metaphoric thinking can do some bad stuff.
  • Is this a kind of metaphoric death you've created for him?
  • It took on a kind of metaphoric significance that was wholly unintentional. for more
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