metaphoric metaphoric


  • (adj) expressing one thing in terms normally denoting another


  1. But if Biden stupidly loaded a metaphoric gun and pointed it at his forehead, he had help in pulling the trigger.
  2. Like Vonnegut, too, he has spent more than 20 years trying to mark out the limits of its metaphoric meaning in a book.
  3. We do our jobs, complete our assigned tasks, guard our metaphoric water buffalo.


  • Inquiring Minds Camp makes learning fun

    Samantha Stone, a fifth grader, uses the pressure of her hands to smash two Starburst candies together to illustrate how metaphoric rock is formed by heat and pressure.
    on June 22, 2013     Source: The Glasgow Daily Times


  1. "At its heart, this is a fairy tale," Fuller explained. "We're using the style of a fairy tale to tell these thematic, metaphoric stories."
    on Sep 27, 2007 By: Bryan Fuller Source:

  2. But as Kundera says here in his defense of "thinking novels," novelistic thought "does not proclaim truths; it questions, it marvels, it plumbs; its form is highly diverse: metaphoric, ironic, hypothetic, hyperbolic, aphoristic, droll, provocative,...
    on Feb 17, 2007 By: Milan Kundera Source: AlterNet

  3. Linkin Park vocalist Mike Shinoda said in reference to the album title, "Don't take that at face value. There are layers of meaning; most metaphoric. It's a reference to the Doomsday Clock, the Apocalypse, a metaphor for death and rebirth - but it...
    on Feb 25, 2008 By: Mike Shinoda Source: (subscription)

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