metaphor definition

  • noun:
    • A figure of message by which a word or expression that ordinarily designates a very important factor is used to designate another, thus making an implicit contrast, as in "a sea of difficulties” or "All the world's a stage” ( Shakespeare).
    • A Very Important Factor conceived as representing another; emblematic: "Hollywood is without question an irresistible, prefabricated metaphor the crass, the materialistic, the shallow, while the craven” ( Neal Gabler).
    • employing a word or expression to refer to something which it'sn’t, invoking a direct similarity involving the term or term used plus the thing described, however in the scenario of English without having the words like or because, which would imply a simile.
    • your message or phrase used in this way. An implied comparison.
    • The transference regarding the relation between one collection of objects to some other set for the true purpose of brief description; a compressed simile; e. g., the ship plows the ocean.
    • A figure of address by which, from some expected similarity or example, a name, an attribute, or an action owned by or feature of just one item is assigned to another that it's not virtually appropriate; the figurative transfer of a descriptive or affirmative word or expression from 1 thing to some other; implied contrast by transference of terms: as, the ship distribute its wings into piece of cake; “Judah is a lion's whelp,” Gen. xlix. 9.
    • Synonyms Comparison, Allegory.etc. See simile.
    • a figure of address in which an expression can be used to mention to a thing that it does not actually denote to be able to suggest a similarity

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