Metaphor

(Roget's Thesaurus)
<- N
PARAG:Metaphor->N
GRP: \\ N \\ 1
Sgm: \\ N \\ 1 \\ figure of speech
figure of speech
Sgm: \\ N \\ 1 \\ facon de parler
facon de parler
=>(French)
way of speaking
colloquialism
GRP: \\ N \\ 2
Sgm: \\ N \\ 2 \\ phrase
phrase
&c. 566
Sgm: \\ N \\ 2 \\ figure
figure
trope
metaphor
enallage
catachresis
Sgm: \\ N \\ 2 \\ metonymy
metonymy
synecdoche
Sgm: \\ N \\ 2 \\ autonomasia|
autonomasia|
=>!
irony
figurativeness
&c.->Adj.
Sgm: \\ N \\ 2 \\ image
image
imagery
Sgm: \\ N \\ 2 \\ metalepsis
metalepsis
type
anagoge
simile
personification
prosopopoeia
allegory
apologue
parable
fable
Sgm: \\ N \\ 2 \\ allusion
allusion
adumbration
Sgm: \\ N \\ 2 \\ application
application
PARAG:Metaphor->V
GRP: \\ V \\ 1
Sgm: \\ V \\ 1 \\ employ metaphor
employ metaphor
&c.->N.
Sgm: \\ V \\ 1 \\ personify
personify
allegorize
adumbrate
shadow forth
apply
allude to
PARAG:Metaphor->Adj
GRP: \\ Adj \\ 1
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 1 \\ metaphorical
metaphorical
figurative
catachrestical
typical
tralatitious
parabolic
allegorical
allusive
anagogical
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 1 \\ ironical
ironical
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 1 \\ colloquial
colloquial
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 1 \\ tropical
tropical
PARAG:Metaphor->Adv
GRP: \\ Adv \\ 1
Sgm: \\ Adv \\ 1 \\ so to speak
so to speak
so to say
so to express oneself
Sgm: \\ Adv \\ 1 \\ as it were
as it were

English dictionary for students. 2013.

Synonyms:
(without the signs of comparison), (expressed in a word)


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  • metaphor — [met′ə fôr΄] n. [Fr métaphore < L metaphora < Gr < metapherein, to carry over < meta, over (see META ) + pherein, to BEAR1] a figure of speech containing an implied comparison, in which a word or phrase ordinarily and primarily used… …   English World dictionary

  • metaphor — index example Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • metaphor — (n.) late 15c., from M.Fr. metaphore (O.Fr. metafore, 13c.), and directly from L. metaphora, from Gk. metaphora a transfer, especially of the sense of one word to a different word, lit. a carrying over, from metapherein transfer, carry over;… …   Etymology dictionary

  • metaphor — simile, *analogy …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • metaphor — [n] figure of speech, implied comparison allegory, analogy, emblem, hope, image, metonymy, personification, similitude, symbol, trope; concept 275 Ant. plain speech …   New thesaurus

  • metaphor — ► NOUN 1) a figure of speech in which a word or phrase is applied to something to which it is not literally applicable (e.g. food for thought). 2) a thing symbolic of something else. ORIGIN from Greek, from metapherein to transfer …   English terms dictionary

  • Metaphor — This article is about the figure of speech. For other uses, see Metaphor (disambiguation). A political cartoon from an 1894 Puck magazine by illustrator S.D. Ehrhart, shows a farm woman labeled Democratic Party sheltering from a tornado of… …   Wikipedia

  • metaphor — metaphorical /met euh fawr i keuhl, for /, metaphoric, adj. metaphorically, adv. metaphoricalness, n. /met euh fawr , feuhr/, n. 1. a figure of speech in which a term or phrase is applied to something to which it is not literally applicable in… …   Universalium

  • metaphor — noun ADJECTIVE ▪ appropriate, apt, good, perfect ▪ powerful, striking ▪ useful ▪ central …   Collocations dictionary

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