(comparative more metaphoric, superlative most metaphoric)
- Like a metaphor.
Variant of metaphor
a figure of speech containing an implied comparison, in which a word or phrase ordinarily and primarily used of one thing is applied to another (Ex.: the curtain of night, “all the world's a stage”)
Origin of metaphorFrench métaphore ; from Classical Latin metaphora ; from Classical Greek ; from metapherein, to carry over ; from meta, over (see meta-) + pherein, to bear