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We found 54 dictionaries with English definitions that include the word metaphor:
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General dictionaries General (34 matching dictionaries)
  1. metaphor: Merriam-Webster.com [home, info]
  2. metaphor: Oxford Dictionaries [home, info]
  3. metaphor: American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language [home, info]
  4. metaphor: Collins English Dictionary [home, info]
  5. metaphor: Vocabulary.com [home, info]
  6. metaphor: Macmillan Dictionary [home, info]
  7. Metaphor, metaphor: Wordnik [home, info]
  8. metaphor: Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary [home, info]
  9. metaphor: Wiktionary [home, info]
  10. metaphor: Webster's New World College Dictionary, 4th Ed. [home, info]
  11. metaphor: V2 Vocabulary Building Dictionary [home, info]
  12. metaphor: The Wordsmyth English Dictionary-Thesaurus [home, info]
  13. metaphor: Infoplease Dictionary [home, info]
  14. metaphor: Dictionary.com [home, info]
  15. metaphor: Online Etymology Dictionary [home, info]
  16. metaphor: UltraLingua English Dictionary [home, info]
  17. metaphor: Cambridge Dictionary of American English [home, info]
  18. Metaphor (designers), Metaphor (disambiguation), Metaphor: Wikipedia, the Free Encyclopedia [home, info]
  19. Metaphor: Online Plain Text English Dictionary [home, info]
  20. metaphor: Webster's Revised Unabridged, 1913 Edition [home, info]
  21. metaphor: Rhymezone [home, info]
  22. Metaphor: AllWords.com Multi-Lingual Dictionary [home, info]
  23. metaphor: Webster's 1828 Dictionary [home, info]
  24. metaphor: Stammtisch Beau Fleuve Acronyms [home, info]
  25. Metaphor: 1911 edition of the Encyclopedia Britannica [home, info]
  26. metaphor: Free Dictionary [home, info]
  27. metaphor: Mnemonic Dictionary [home, info]
  28. metaphor: WordNet 1.7 Vocabulary Helper [home, info]
  29. metaphor: LookWAYup Translating Dictionary/Thesaurus [home, info]
  30. metaphor: Dictionary/thesaurus [home, info]
  31. Metaphor: UVic Writer's Guide [home, info]
  32. metaphor: Wikimedia Commons US English Pronunciations [home, info]

Art dictionaries Art (8 matching dictionaries)
  1. metaphor: ArtLex Lexicon of Visual Art Terminology [home, info]
  2. metaphor: Global Glossary [home, info]
  3. metaphor: Silva Rhetoricae: The Forest of Rhetoric [home, info]
  4. Metaphor: Glossary of Rhetorical Terms with Examples [home, info]
  5. metaphor: Linguistic Glossary [home, info]
  6. Metaphor: A Handbook of Rhetorical Devices [home, info]
  7. metaphor: ODLIS: Online Dictionary of Library and Information Science [home, info]
  8. METAPHOR: Bobs Byway OF POETIC TERMS [home, info]

Business dictionaries Business (4 matching dictionaries)
  1. Metaphor: MoneyGlossary.com [home, info]
  2. Metaphor: Management Dictionary [home, info]
  3. metaphor: Legal dictionary [home, info]
  4. metaphor: BusinessDictionary.com [home, info]

Computing dictionaries Computing (2 matching dictionaries)
  1. Metaphor: Cybernetics and Systems [home, info]
  2. metaphor: Encyclopedia [home, info]

Medicine dictionaries Medicine (2 matching dictionaries)
  1. Metaphor: Medical Dictionary [home, info]
  2. metaphor: online medical dictionary [home, info]

Miscellaneous dictionaries Miscellaneous (1 matching dictionary)
  1. metaphor: A Word A Day [home, info]

Religion dictionaries Religion (1 matching dictionary)
  1. metaphor, metaphor: Postmodern Bible Dictionary [home, info]

Science dictionaries Science (1 matching dictionary)
  1. metaphor: Anthropological Terms [home, info]

Slang dictionaries Slang (1 matching dictionary)
  1. Metaphor (In Rap), metaphor: Urban Dictionary [home, info]

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Quick definitions from WordNet (metaphor)

noun:  a figure of speech in which an expression is used to refer to something that it does not literally denote in order to suggest a similarity

▸ Also see metaphors
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Phrases that include metaphor:   mixed metaphor, frozen metaphor, conceptual metaphor, burlesque metaphor, cassandra metaphor, more...

Words similar to metaphor:   metaphoric, metaphorical, metaphorically, eikonology, tralatition, more...

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