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“All that is transitory is but a metaphor.”
― Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
noun \ˈme-tə-ˌfȯr also -fər\
: an object, activity, or idea treated as a metaphor : symbol 2
— met·a·phor·ic or met·a·phor·i·cal adjective
— met·a·phor·i·cal·ly adverb
Examples of METAPHOR
- “He was drowning in paperwork” is a metaphor in which having to deal with a lot of paperwork is being compared to drowning in an ocean of water.
- Her poems include many imaginative metaphors.
- a poet admired for her use of metaphor
- You see, menudo is our chicken soup for the body and soul, our metaphor for bread-and-butter issues. —Joe Rodriguez, San Jose Mercury News, 20 May 2003
Middle English methaphor, from Middle French or Latin; Middle French metaphore, from Latin metaphora, from Greek, from metapherein to transfer, from meta- + pherein to bear — more at bear
First Known Use: 15th century
Definition of tropenoun
Origin:mid 16th century: via Latin from Greek tropos 'turn, way, trope', from trepein 'to turn'
- A figure of speech using words in nonliteral ways, such as a metaphor.
- A word or phrase interpolated as an embellishment in the sung parts of certain medieval liturgies.
[Latin tropus, from Greek tropos, turn, figure of speech.]tropical trop'i·cal (trō'pĭ-kəl) adj.
1 《修辞学》((米))言葉のあや, 修辞（語句）.2 トゥロープス：装飾的に付加された典礼文中の語句.
Definition of wantonadjective
verb[no object] archaic or literary