a figure of speech in which a term or phrase is applied to something to which it is not literally applicable in order to suggest a resemblance, as in “A mighty fortress is our God.”
something used, or regarded as being used, to represent something else; emblem; symbol.
A metaphor is a figure of speech that identifies something as being the same as
some unrelated thing for rhetorical effect, thus highlighting the similarities ...
Definition, Usage and a list of Metaphor Examples in common speech and
literature. Metaphor is a figure of speech which makes an implicit, implied or
According to Aristotle in his Poetics:
consists in giving the thing a name that belongs to something else; the transference being either from genus to species, or from species to genus, or from species to species, or on grounds of analogy
Sometimes, when a... More »
noun met·a·phor \ˈme-tə-ˌfȯr also -fər\. : a word or phrase for one thing that is
used to refer to another thing in order to show or suggest that they are similar.
The definition of a metaphor is "a figure of speech containing an implied
comparison, in which a word or phrase ordinarily and primarily used of one thing
If you brag that "the world's your oyster," you're using a metaphor from
Shakespeare, who knew a thing or two about figures of speech. Good writers
know their ...
metaphor (countable and uncountable, plural metaphors). (uncountable,
rhetoric) The use of a word or phrase to refer to something that it isn't, invoking a
A comparison made by referring to one thing as another. Examples. No man is an
island —John Donne. For ever since that time you went away. I've been a ...