Etymology: From the and metaphora (polytonic, ) (a transfer), the transferring of the meaning of one word to another word.
- (uncountable) The use of a word or phrase to refer to something that it isn't, implying a similarity between the word or phrase used and the thing described, and without the words "like" or "as".
- (countable) The word or phrase used in this way. An implied comparison.
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