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metaphornoun [C/U]

 us   /ˈmet̬·əˌfɔr, -fər/
literature an expression that describes a person or object by referring to something that is considered to possess similar characteristics: [C] "A heart of stone" is a metaphor.
metaphorical
adjective  us   /ˌmet̬·əˈfɔr·ɪ·kəl, -ˈfɑr-/
metaphorical expressions
(Definition of metaphor from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “metaphor”
in Vietnamese phép ẩn dụ…
in Spanish metáfora…
in Malaysian metafora…
in Thai คำอุปมา…
in French métaphore…
in German die Metapher…
in Chinese (Traditional) 隱喻, 暗喻…
in Russian метафора…
in Turkish mecaz, benzetme…
in Chinese (Simplified) 隐喻, 暗喻…
in Indonesian metafora…
in Polish metafora, przenośnia…
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