What does simile mean?

Definitions for simile
ˈsɪm ə lisim·i·le

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. simile(noun)

    a figure of speech that expresses a resemblance between things of different kinds (usually formed with `like' or `as')

Wiktionary

  1. simile(Noun)

    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.

    Etymology: First attested 1393, from simile ("comparison, likeness", "parallel"), originally from simile the neuter form of similis ("like, similar, resembling"). Confer the English similar.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Simile(noun)

    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

    Etymology: [L., from similis. See Similar.]

Freebase

  1. Simile

    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.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Simile

    sim′i-le, n. something similar: similitude: (rhet.) a comparison to illustrate anything.—n.pl. Simil′ia, things alike.—v.t. Sim′ilise, to liken, compare.—v.i. to use similitudes.—adv. Simil′liter, in like manner. [L., neut. of similis, like.]

How to pronounce simile?

  1. Alex
    Alex
    US English
    Daniel
    Daniel
    British
    Karen
    Karen
    Australian
    Veena
    Veena
    Indian

How to say simile in sign language?

  1. simile

Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of simile in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of simile in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Examples of simile in a Sentence

  1. Christopher Robin Miller:

    The guy did the thing like a bad simile.

  2. Alfred North Whitehead:

    I will not go so far as to say that to construct a history of thought without profound study of the mathematical ideas of successive epochs is like omitting Hamlet from the play which is named after him. . . But it is certainly analogous to cutting out the part of Ophelia. This simile is singularly exact. For Ophelia is quite essential to the play, she is very charming-- and a little mad.

Images & Illustrations of simile

  1. similesimilesimilesimilesimile

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