metaphor /ˈmɛtəˌfoɚ/ Brit /ˈmɛtəfə/ noun
plural metaphors
/ˈmɛtəˌfoɚ/ Brit /ˈmɛtəfə/
plural metaphors
Learner's definition of METAPHOR
: 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
compare simile; see also mixed metaphor
[count] : an object, activity, or idea that is used as a symbol of something else often + for

— metaphorical

/ˌmɛtəˈforɪkəl/ adjective

— metaphorically

/ˌmɛtəˈforɪkli/ adverb
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