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metaphormore about metaphor


  2  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Metaphor  \Met"a*phor\,  n.  [F.  m['e]taphore,  L.  metaphora,  fr 
  Gr  ?,  fr  ?  to  carry  over  transfer;  meta`  beyond,  over  + 
  fe`rein  to  bring  bear.]  (Rhet.) 
  The  transference  of  the  relation  between  one  set  of  objects 
  to  another  set  for  the  purpose  of  brief  explanation;  a 
  compressed  simile;  e.  g.,  the  ship  plows  the  sea.  --Abbott  & 
  Seeley.  ``All  the  world's  a  stage.''  --Shak. 
  Note:  The  statement,  ``that  man  is  a  fox,''  is  a  metaphor; 
  but  ``that  man  is  like  a  fox,''  is  a  simile, 
  similitude,  or  comparison. 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  n  :  a  figure  of  speech  in  which  an  expression  is  used  to  refer 
  to  something  that  it  does  not  literally  denote  in  order 
  to  suggest  a  similarity 

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