metaphor metaphor  /ˈmɛ tə fɔr/


  • (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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  1. The story of Sonia Gandhi, 61, is remarkable at every level, and the fairy-tale metaphor barely begins to scratch the surface of its extraordinariness.
  2. Don Listwin remembers the day in November 2000 when his company's bloodletting went from metaphor to messy reality.
  3. The Japanese monster movies of the 1950s were one pop metaphor from the only people to have been the targets of an atom bomb.


  1. Woonsocket Money Problems Get Worse

    by ABC6 Chief Political Reporter Mark Curtis The turbulence of the Blackstone River in Woonsocket might be a good metaphor for the turmoil of the city's finances. Moody's has down graded
    on June 12, 2013     Source: ABC 6 Providence

  2. Coaching: Beyond the Sports Icon

    Often, the sports metaphor doesn't work so well in business coaching. Here's why. Knute Kenneth Rockne, of Notre Dame, is widely regarded as college football's greatest head coach. Ever. No head coach has been able to match his successes. From 1918 to 1930, Rockne attained a winning percentage of .881, the greatest of all time. Sometimes leaders take their cues from Rockne and attempt to emulate ...
    on June 11, 2013     Source: Inc Magazine

  3. 'METAPHOR' conquers own issues as it explores relationships

    A week into rehearsals, four of the seven performers signed on to the "METAPHOR" cast were presented with can't-miss job opportunities -- all beginning at the end of the summer and all located outside Colorado's state lines. Undeterred, director Betsy Tobin is focused on making the only three scheduled shows with the original cast the best they can be.
    on June 7, 2013     Source: Boulder Daily Camera

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