Noun(1) 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
(1) He is a recurring metaphor for the colour and movement of Australians at play.(2) This would be a good metaphor for something, no doubt, if I could only pin it down.(3) Smoking is an epidemic; it is a metaphor for cancer in its spread as much as it is for infecting people with cancer.(4) when we speak of gene maps and gene mapping, we use a cartographic metaphor(5) her poetry depends on suggestion and metaphor(6) the amounts of money being lost by the company were enough to make it a metaphor for an industry that was teetering(7) The torso also includes the heart, a metaphor for your vital life force, as well as representing the bonds of love.(8) Never use a metaphor , simile or other figure of speech which you are used to seeing in print.(9) The metaphor of consumption dominates this speech and connects each image.(10) It's almost a metaphor for immigrant life, which has to be retooled to succeed in America.(11) I like to think of the rats as a metaphor for the city's egalitarianism.(12) What kept me reading was how the novel worked as such a creepy metaphor for contemporary America.(13) Yet its importance as a metaphor for evil means that the coalition remains desperate to exorcise these demons.(14) In the story, this inability to finish a picture is a metaphor for being reluctant to commit to a relationship.(15) The book's title is, of course, a metaphor for what she as a writer does.(16) Images are often presented through figures of speech like simile and metaphor .
(1) extended metaphor :: ವಿಸ್ತರಿತ ರೂಪಕವಾಗಿ
1. figure of speech ::
2. image ::
3. trope ::
4. analogy ::
5. comparison ::
6. symbol ::
metaphor, metaphoric, metaphorical, metaphors
Word Example from TV Shows
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You know what? I'm thinking Howard
wasn't making a back-scratching METAPHOR.
The Big Bang Theory Season 2, Episode 16
That was a beautifully written
The Big Bang Theory Season 5, Episode 1
They say it's the perfect METAPHOR
for my incandescent talent.
The Big Bang Theory Season 2, Episode 4
It's a sports METAPHOR.
The Big Bang Theory Season 2, Episode 7
Yeah, me, too. I was stuck for a METAPHOR.
The Big Bang Theory Season 9, Episode 12
English to Kannada Dictionary: metaphor
Meaning and definitions of metaphor, translation in Kannada language for metaphor with similar and opposite words. Also find spoken pronunciation of metaphor in Kannada and in English language.
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What metaphor means in Kannada, metaphor meaning in Kannada, metaphor definition, examples and pronunciation of metaphor in Kannada language.