Definition of metaphor:
catch-all, parable, acrostic, fable, Americanism, bathos, archaism, dramatic irony, Arabism, borrowing, dialogue, clue, device, characterization, establish, anagram, surrogate, dialog, successor, alternate, anthropomorphic, substitute, deus ex machina, standby, anglicism, stand-in, chant, fiction, implied comparison, replacement.
- comparison (part of speech: noun)
- phrase (part of speech: noun)
representation (part of speech: noun)
- figure of speech (part of speech: noun)
- "King of the Castle", George Manville Fenn.
- "Paul Clifford, Volume 3.", Edward Bulwer-Lytton.
He paints without varnish, in hard outline, avoiding metaphor and ornamental diction generally; taking his language so freely out of the mouths of men in actual life that he makes occasional slips into vulgarity.- "Studies in Literature and History", Sir Alfred Comyn Lyall.