The definition of a simile is a figure of speech where two unlike things are compared, generally by using the word like or as.(noun)
An example of a simile is "He is as hungry as a horse."
See simile in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: ME < L, a likeness < neut. of similis, similar
See simile in American Heritage Dictionary 4
Origin: Middle English
Origin: , from Latin, likeness, comparison
Origin: , from neuter of similis, like; see similar.
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