An example of a simile is "He is as hungry as a horse."
Origin of simileMiddle English ; from L, a likeness ; from neuter of similis, similar
Origin of simileMiddle English, from Latin, likeness, comparison, from neuter of similis, like; see similar.
(plural similes or similia)
- 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.