Definitions for simileˈsɪm ə li
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
sim•i•leˈsɪm ə li(n.)
a figure of speech in which two distinct things are compared by using “like” or “as,” as in “She is like a rose.”
Ref: Compare metaphor
Origin of simile:
1350–1400; < L: image, likeness, comparison, n. use of neut. of similissimilar
a figure of speech that expresses a resemblance between things of different kinds (usually formed with `like' or `as')
A figure of speech in which one thing is compared to another, in the case of English generally using like or as.
A simile is like a metaphor.
Origin: First attested 1393, from simile ("comparison, likeness", "parallel"), originally from simile the neuter form of similis ("like, similar, resembling"). Confer the English similar.
a word or phrase by which anything is likened, in one or more of its aspects, to something else; a similitude; a poetical or imaginative comparison
A simile is a figure of speech that directly compares two things through some connective, usually "like," "as," "than," or a verb such as "resembles." A simile differs from a metaphor in that the latter compares two unlike things by saying that the one thing is the other thing.
Translations for simile
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
a form of expression using `like' or `as', in which one thing is compared to another which it only resembles in one or a small number of ways
`Her hair was like silk' is a simile.
- лит. сравнениеBulgarian
- símilePortuguese (BR)
- der VergleichGerman
- παρομοίωση (γραμμ.)Greek
- تشبيه (ورته والىPashto
- stilsko poređenjeSerbian
- benzetme, teşbihTurkish
- (修辭)直喻，明喻Chinese (Trad.)
- sự ví vonVietnamese
- 明喻Chinese (Simp.)
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