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  • metaphor metaphor  /ˈmɛ tə fɔr/ ?  a figure of speech in which an expression is used to refer to something…

    metaphor meaning(s) 

    • (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

    metaphor usage(s)

    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.
  • metaphoric metaphoric  /ˌmɛ tə ˈfɑ rɪk/ ?  expressing one thing in terms normally denoting another
  • metaphorical metaphorical  /ˌmɛ tə ˈfɔ rɪ kəl/ ?  expressing one thing in terms normally denoting another
  • metaphorically metaphorically  /ˌmɛ tə ˈfɔ rɪk li/ ?  in a metaphorical manner
  • metaphosphoric acid metaphosphoric acid  a glassy solid acid ([HPO3]n) often used as a dehydrating agent
  • metaphysical metaphysical  /ˌmɛ tə ˈfɪ zɪ kəl/ ?  pertaining to or of the nature of metaphysics
  • metaphysically metaphysically  in a metaphysical manner
  • metaphysics metaphysics  /ˌmɛ tə ˈfɪ zɪks/ ?  the philosophical study of being and knowing
  • metaphysis metaphysis  the growing part of a long bone between the diaphysis and the epiphysis
  • metaplastic anaemia metaplastic anaemia  pernicious anemia in which the various formed elements in the…
  • metaplastic anemia metaplastic anemia  pernicious anemia in which the various formed elements in the blood…
  • metaproterenol metaproterenol  a bronchodilator (trade name Alupent) used to treat asthma and emphysema…
  • metarule metarule  a rule that describes how other rules should be used (as in AI)
  • metasequoia metasequoia  large fast-growing Chinese monoecious tree having flat bright-green deciduous…
  • metasequoia glyptostrodoides metasequoia glyptostrodoides  large fast-growing Chinese monoecious tree having…
  • metastability metastability  the quality of a physical system that persists in its existing equilibrium…
  • metastable metastable  (of physical systems) continuing in its present state of equilibrium unless…
  • metastases metastases  the spreading of a disease (especially cancer) to another part of the body
  • metastasis metastasis  /mə ˈtæ stə sɪs/ ?  the spreading of a disease (especially cancer) to another part…
  • metastasise metastasise  spread throughout the body
  • metastasize metastasize  /mə ˈtæ stə ˌsaɪz/ ?  spread throughout the body
  • metastatic metastatic  relating to or affected by metastasis
  • metastatic tumor metastatic tumor  a tumor that is malignant and tends to spread to other parts of the…
  • metatarsal metatarsal  any bone of the foot between the ankle and the toes
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