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."
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
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)
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 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 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?"
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 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 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 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.
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.
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.
Win32/Simile (also known as Etap) is a metamorphic computer virus written in assembly language for Microsoft Windows. The virus was released in the most recent version in early March 2002. It was written by the virus writer Mental Driller.