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Simile

Simile

WordNet



noun


(1)   A figure of speech that expresses a resemblance between things of different kinds (usually formed with `like' or `as')
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Etymology


First attested 1393, from simile ("comparison, likeness", "parallel"), originally from simile the neuter form of similis ("like, similar, resembling"). Confer the English similar.

Noun


  1. A figure of speech in which one thing is compared to another, generally using like or as.
    • “A woman needs a man like a fish needs a bicycle”Irina Dunn, 1970
    A simile is like a metaphor.

See also


:Category:English similes
  • Appendix:English similes - an appendix containing many similes