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Princeton's WordNet

  1. metaphorical, metaphoric(adj)

    expressing one thing in terms normally denoting another

    "a metaphorical expression"; "metaphoric language"


  1. metaphorical(Adjective)

    Pertaining to or characterized by a metaphor; figurative; symbolic.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Metaphorical(adj)

    of or pertaining to metaphor; comprising a metaphor; not literal; figurative; tropical; as, a metaphorical expression; a metaphorical sense

  2. Origin: [Gr. : cf. F. mtaphorique.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of metaphorical in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of metaphorical in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Examples of metaphorical in a Sentence

  1. Luke Davies:

    All of the metaphorical stuff aside about the insanity of war, John Yossarian loses John Yossarian friends and this increases John Yossarian sense of anxiety, fear and bewilderment.

  2. The President:

    Though we are keeping the metaphorical lights on, we are not the heroes that some make us out to be. The real' resistance' must come from American voters in 2020.

  3. Dan Newman:

    Silicon Valley provides a literal and metaphorical wealth of support for candidates. It's a community of people focused on the future, and of course, to paraphrase (bank robber) Willie Sutton, it's where the donors live.

  4. Saul Bass:

    My initial thoughts about what a title can do was to set mood and the prime underlying core of the film's story, to express the story in some metaphorical way. I saw the title as a way of conditioning the audience, so that when the film actually began, viewers would already have an emotional resonance with it.

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