noun. ['ˈmɛtəfɔr'] 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.
- synesthetic metaphor
- frozen metaphor
- dead metaphor
- mixed metaphor
- metaphora (Latin)
- μεταφορά (Ancient Greek (to 1453))
Words that Rhyme with Metaphor
Example sentences of the word metaphor
1. Noun, singular or mass
The poem ends with a single metaphor with the line "Or does it explode?"
Through metaphor cultural beliefs are explained.
Quotes containing the word metaphor
1. It's a metaphor, see: You put the killing thing right between your teeth, but you don't give it the power to do its killing.
- John Green, The Fault in Our Stars
2. Most people like to read about intrigue and spies. I hope to provide a metaphor for the average reader's daily life. Most of us live in a slightly conspiratorial relationship with our employer and perhaps with our marriage.
- John le Carre
3. 'Safe Harbor' is a state of mind... it's the place - in reality or metaphor - to which one goes in times of trouble or worry. It can be a friendship, marriage, church, garden, beach, poem, prayer, or song.
- Luanne Rice