Synonyms and Antonyms for dead-metaphor

1. dead metaphor (n.)

a metaphor that has occurred so often that it has become a new meaning of the expression (e.g., `he is a snake' may once have been a metaphor but after years of use it has died and become a new sense of the word `snake')


2. metaphor (n.)

a 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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4. dead (n.)

people who are no longer living

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5. dead (adj.)

not showing characteristics of life especially the capacity to sustain life; no longer exerting force or having energy or heat

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6. dead (adj.)

very tired

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7. dead (adj.)

physically inactive

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8. dead (adj.)

unerringly accurate

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9. dead (n.)

a time when coldness (or some other quality associated with death) is intense

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10. dead (adj.)

not circulating or flowing

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