Die Übersetzung von "metaphor" - Englisch-Spanisch-Wörterbuch


noun uk /ˈmet.ə.fɔːr/ us /ˈmet̬.ə.fɔːr/

an expression, often found in literature, that describes a person or object by referring to something that is considered to have similar characteristics to that person or object

‘The mind is an ocean’ and ‘the city is a jungle’ are both metaphors.
Metaphor and simile are the most commonly used figures of speech in everyday language.


(Die Übersetzung von "metaphor" von Cambridge Englisch-Spanisch-Wörterbuch © Cambridge University Press)


noun /ˈmetəfə/

a form of expression (not using ’like’ or ’as’)in which a quality or characteristic is given to a person or thing by using a name, image, adjective etc normally used of something else which has similar qualities etc

’He’s a tiger when he’s angry’ is an example of (a) metaphor.
metaphoric /-ˈfo-/ adjective ( metaphorical)

of, like or using metaphors

metaphorical language.
metaphorically adverb

The poet is using the word metaphorically here.

(Die Übersetzung von "metaphor" von PASSWORT Englisch-Spanisch-Wörterbuch © 2014 K Dictionaries Ltd)