Definition of Metaphoric

1. Adjective. Expressing one thing in terms normally denoting another. "Metaphoric language"

Exact synonyms: Metaphorical
Similar to: Figurative, Nonliteral
Derivative terms: Metaphor, Metaphor

Definition of Metaphoric

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

Definition of Metaphoric

1. Adjective. Like a metaphor. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Metaphoric

1. [adj]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Metaphoric

metaperspectival
metaperspective
metaperspectives
metaphase
metaphase II
metaphase i
metaphase plate
metaphases
metaphilosopher
metaphilosophers
metaphilosophical
metaphilosophies
metaphilosophy
metaphor
metaphore
metaphoric (current term)
metaphorical
metaphorical extension
metaphorical theism
metaphorically
metaphoricity
metaphorise
metaphorist
metaphorists
metaphorize
metaphors
metaphosphate
metaphosphates
metaphosphoric
metaphosphoric acid

Literary usage of Metaphoric

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1. Dining and Its Amenities by John William Severin Gouley (1907)
"XIX metaphoric USES OF SWEETNESS "Sweets to the sweet." The foregoing essay, on sweet condiments, suggested the consideration of the metaphoric uses of ..."

2. Leo Ornstein, the Man by Frederick Herman Martens (1918)
"... both in its decorative and its metaphoric sense. They are a series of individual musical designs, rich in color, but (to borrow a geometric term) their ..."

3. Analytics of Literature: A Manual for the Objective Study of English Prose by Lucius Adelno Sherman (1893)
"A metaphoric clause may be turned to allegory by ridding the subject, in thought, of every mark of its actual identity. When an action has been figured ..."

4. Practical Ideas for Teaching Writing As a Process by Carol B. Olson (1996)
"The teacher shows them how to transform these sentences into metaphoric statements: The ... Write another of your cluster ideas as a metaphoric statement. ..."

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