A word or phrase by which anything is likened, in one or more of its aspects, to something else; a similitude; a poetical or imaginative comparison.
A simile is a figure of speech in which the word like or as is used to make a comparison between two basically unlike ideas.
a trope; a comparison between two dissimilar things.
a direct comparison between two things essentially unlike each other, but resembling each other in at least one way, usually using the words like or as.
A figure of speech or other direct comparison of two things that are dissimilar, using the words like or as.
a comparison built around like, as, or than.
(OALD) [U, C](usu of) comparison of one thing with another eg "as brave as a lion", "a face like a mask".
A phrase or expression using 'like' or 'as' to compare two unlike objects or ideas to each other. Examples include, "cheeks like roses"; "as hard as nails"; and "as bright as a button".
A comparison using like or as. Hungry as a bear. Compare to metaphor.
a comparison of two different things, usually using "like" or "as". His words fell like rain.
The comparison of two dissimilar things using like or as. Frank is as trustworthy as a snake.
a figure of speech comparing two unlike words using the words like or as; e.g., busy as a bee; slept like a log.
A direct comparison statement using the word like or as.
n. a simile is a brief comparison or a figure of speech in which two things that are different are said to be alike by using the word "as" or "like." A simile compares things explicitly. For example, "She sings like a bird," is a simile.
A directly expressed comparison; a figure of speech comparing two objects, usually with "like," "as," or "than." It is easier to recognize a simile that a metaphor because the comparison is explicit: my love is like a fever; my love is deeper than a well; my love is as dead as a doornail. The plural of "simile" is "similes," not "similies."
a comparison of two things indicated by a connective such as like, as, than, or a verb such as resembles
A comparison of objects using "like", "as", or "than" or similar words ( It was like an orgy of despair).
Comparison using "like" or "as" (see Metaphor) eg. "I would never go out with that guy. He eats like a pig!"
A more limited metaphor that uses "like" or "as." Because the comparison is not exact ("My heart is like a singing bird"), the simile is more limiting.
a figure of speech that expresses a resemblance between things of different kinds (usually formed with `like' or `as')
a brief comparison of two objects
a comparison between two different items that includes the words "like" or "as
a comparison between two different things, designed to create an
a comparison between two different things using the word like or as
a comparison between two dissimilar objects using a word like as or like to connect them
a comparison between two objects which are not alike
a comparison between two subjects, usually similar, almost always using either 'like' or 'as'
a comparison of two items using words such as "like" and "as
a comparison of two people or things
a comparison of two things based on one shared quality
a comparison of two things that are normally not closely related to each
a comparison that uses like or as
a comparison using either like or as to directly express a similarity
a figure of speech explicitly comparing two unlike things, e
a figure of speech in which one thing is directly compared with another
a figure of speech in which thesubject is compared to another subject, for example, "as nervous as a long-tailed cat in a room full of rocking chairs"
a figure of speech in which the writer compares two unlike items, usually using the word "like" or "as"
a figure of speech that expresses a resemblance between things of different kinds and it is infiltrated with like or as , e
a figure of speech where X is compared to Y , using the words AS or LIKE
a figure of speech which uses the words like or as to compare two things
a form of figurative language that allows the audience to visualise the abstract or physical object being described, and enables them to produce a mental image based on other experiences
a literary device of description by comparison, as in ''he slept like a log''
a literary technique that compares two objects or ideas using the words like or as
an analogy in which the word 'like makes the comparison between two things explicit
an explicit, or clear and direct, comparison between two things that are basically unalike using dead-giveaway words such as "like", "as though", "seems", "similar to", "than", or "as"
an expressed comparison between objects belonging to different classes
a particular kind of metaphor that speaks of something as similar to something else
a phrase or sentence that compares one thing to another using the words like or as
a rhetorical comparison in which primum comparandum and secundum comparatum are linked by an explicit comparison word such as "like" or "as"
a type of metaphor in that it relates unlike things
An indirect comparison using like or as. example - "There was a steaming mist in all the hollows, and it had roared in its forlorness up the hill, like an evil spirit, seeking rest and finding none." Charles Dickens
is an announced comparison introduced with the words “like” or “as"
A comparison of two unlike things in which a word of comparison (often like or as) is used (e.g. She stood in front of the alter, shaking like a freshly caught trout.-- Maya Angelou) See Metaphor
A trope that establishes a connection between two dissimilar things using "like" or "as."
A simple form of figurative language in which one thing (a rose) is likened to something else (a person): "My love is like a red red rose." Similes usually contain the word like or as in the comparison. Similes are similar to metaphors, but metaphors are usually more complicated and sustained than similes, which are made and then forgotten. Metaphors can resonate throughout a poem or poetic passage and qualify or comment on other parts of the poem.
a figure of speech directly comparing two essentially dissimilar things; the comparison is signaled with like or as; used to make writing more vivid, fresh, or interesting (e.g., as fresh as bread from the oven)
A simile is a comparison between something and something else not related to it in any way except for the image it gives you, for example The sun was like hot red ball.
A figure of speech, introduced by like or as , in which two things are compared as equals.
figure of speech that makes an explicit comparison. If we say, "Time is like a river," we're noting a correspondence, as in a metaphor, with the crucial difference that the comparison of a simile is made explicit, by use of the word "like," or in some cases the word "as."
a comparison between two unlike objects which have a common characteristic. Like or as are always part of the comparison.
A way of describing something by using "like" or "as" to compare it to something else (Her eyes were like stars.)
figure of speech in which an indirect comparison of unlike things is made, using "like" or "as"
a comparison of one thing to another, usually using the words "like" or "as" to draw the connection (note from your host: an example is "life is like a box of chocolatesâ€”you never know what you're gonna get")
A figure of speech in which one thing is said to be like another (compare with "metaphor" above): Atonement stands between [the future and the past], like a lamp shining so brightly that the chain of darkness in which you bound yourself will disappear. (T-13.IX.1:8)
A comparison of two unlike things in which a word of comparison is used (e.g. like or as). "As soft as a cloud"
(L. 'a likeness'; ©ú³ë): The comparison of one thing to another using the word, or a word meaning, like.
a comparison of two dissimilar things using the terms “like” or “as.” For example: My love is beautiful like a red rose. Sound wave - vibrations in the air by which sound travels.
A simile compares one thing to another, because of some imagined likeness. For example: The ice was hard as stone.
A comparison using the words "like" or "as." As with metaphor, similes are most evocative when they compare two things that are otherwise apparently very different.
A comparison made between two dissimilar things through the use of a specific word of comparison such as Like, as, than, or resembles. The comparison must be between two essentially unlike things.
A style of figurative language that compares two unlike things using like or as. See also metaphor.
a figure of speech in which one thing is directly likened to another
A figure of speech in which an explicit comparison is made between two unlike objects via a construction such as like, as, than, similar to, resembles, etc.
A figure of speech in which two things are compared using the word "like" or "as." An example of a simile using like occurs in Langston Hughes's poem "Harlem": "What happens to a dream deferred?/ Does it dry up/ like a raisin in the sun?"
figure of speech that states an explicit comparison using like or as, such as eats like a pig
Comparing two different things using the words â€œlikeâ€ or â€œas.â€ For example, â€œhis eyes were like blazing coals.
a comparison using like or as: "o my loveâ€™s like a red, red rose."
A comparison of two things which, however different in other respects, have some strong point or points in common. The words like and as will normally be used when making the comparison as in "His brilliance is like a burned out light bulb."
A stated comparison of two things that have some quality in common using the words like or as
A figure of speech that states a comparison between two essentially unlike things which are similar in one aspect. Similes are introduced by "like" or "as." Example "His virtues / Will plead like angels trumpet-tongued, against / The deep damnation of his taking off."
A comparison of two different things, usually using the words "like," "as" or "as if." The simile "Oh, my love is like a red, red rose," for example, serves as the title and first line to a poem by Robert Burns.
A comparison between two objects using a specific word or comparison such as "like", "as", or "than".
a direct, explicit comparison of one thing to another, usually using the words like or as to draw the connection. See metaphor.
a figure of speech in which two unlike things are compared, using the connective "like" or "as" -- "my love is like a rose." The direct comparison -- "my love is a rose" -- is a metaphor, but both terms are commonly grouped under the label of metaphor.
is a figure of speech in which two basically unlike things are compared using "like" or "as" : "My love is like a red, red rose."
is a figure of speech that takes the form of a comparison between two unlike quantities for which a basis for comparison can be found, and which uses the words "like" or "as". Example: Shakespeare's "My love is like a red, red rose…"
A figure of speech in which two essentially unlike things are compared, often in a phrase introduced by like or as, as in "How like the winter hath my absence been" or "So are you to my thoughts as food to life" (Shakespeare). In this, A is similar to B, as in Elizabeth Bishop's "The turtles lumbered by, high-domed, hissing like tea kettles" (from Crusoe in England). It points out a likeness between different things.
a literary device whereby two things or actions are compared to each other, linked by the words "as" or "like". e.g. The litter drifted round the playground like tattered butterflies lost in flight.
an explicit comparison between two things or ideas, usually signalled by ‘as' or ‘like'.
describing one thing as being like another, see metaphor for examples
An explicit comparison between basically dissimilar things made for the purpose of illuminating our understanding of the things being compared.
The explicit comparison of two objects/phenomenon/states etc - by employing either 'as' or 'like' e.g. ' My love is like a red, red rose' by Robert Burns. Another famous simile is 'Like a patient etherised upon a table;' from the start of The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock by T.S. Eliot. See also my own poem Fen Blow which features an extended simile.
An indirect comparison using like or as. for example, small as a mouse, big as a house
A way of describing something by using "like" or "as" to compare it to something else (My little brother is as dumb as a brick.)
A simile is a figure of speech in which the subject (comparandum) is compared to another subject (comparatum). The thing both have in common is the tertium comparationis "The snow was like a blanket". In this case "the snow" is the comparandum while "a blanket" is the comparatum.