Definitions for metaphorical
This dictionary definitions page includes all the possible meanings, example usage and translations of the word metaphorical.
expressing one thing in terms normally denoting another
"a metaphorical expression"; "metaphoric language"
Pertaining to or characterized by a metaphor; figurative; symbolic.
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
Not literal; not according to the primitive meaning of the word; figurative.
Etymology: metaphorique, Fr. from metaphor.
The words which were do continue; the only difference is, that whereas before they had a literal, they now have a metaphorical use. Richard Hooker.
Metaphorical is an adjective that describes the usage of metaphors - a figure of speech - in written or verbal communication. It refers to understanding, identifying, or interpreting one thing in terms of another, applying qualities of one object or concept to another, which triggers a comparison in the mind of the reader or listener. These comparisons are often non-literal and symbolic, intending to create a vivid, creative, or insightful description that enriches the understanding or perception of the subject.
of or pertaining to metaphor; comprising a metaphor; not literal; figurative; tropical; as, a metaphorical expression; a metaphorical sense
Etymology: [Gr. : cf. F. mtaphorique.]
The numerical value of metaphorical in Chaldean Numerology is: 8
The numerical value of metaphorical in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4
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.
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.
It's metaphorical storytelling that allows you a way of taking science and fantasy to look at your own society, he [ Roddenberry Sr. ] talked about race by having a Vulcan instead of a Black guy.
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.
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.
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- استعاري, رمزي, مجازيArabic
- metafòricCatalan, Valencian
- metafórico, metafóricaSpanish
- vertauskuvallinen, metaforinenFinnish
- переносный, образный, фигуральный, метафорическийRussian
- metaforisk, bildligSwedish
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