HyperDic: metaphoric

English > 1 sense of the word metaphoric:
ADJECTIVEallmetaphoric, metaphoricalexpressing one thing in terms normally denoting another
English > metaphoric: 1 sense > adjective 1
MeaningExpressing one thing in terms normally denoting another.
  • "a metaphorical expression"
  • "metaphoric language"
Broaderfigurative, nonliteral(used of the meanings of words or text) not literal
Nounsmetaphora 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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