We have put together a list of words that are similar to METAPHOR.

3 Alternative Words Similar to metaphor

1 Figure Noun      Synonym Words Like Figure
2 Image Noun      Synonym Words Like Image
3 Trope Noun      Synonym Words Like Trope

5 definitions of metaphor

1 A figure of speech by which, from some supposed resemblance or analogy, a name, an attribute, or an action belonging to or characteristic of one object is assigned to another to which it is not literally applicable; the figurative transfer of a descriptive or affirmative word or phrase from one thing to another; implied comparison by transference of terms: as, the ship spread its wings to the breeze; “Judah is a lion's whelp,” Gen. xlix. 9.
2 Synonyms Comparison, Allegory.etc. See simile.
3 The use of a word or phrase to refer to something that it isn’t, invoking a direct similarity between the word or phrase used and the thing described, but in the case of English without the words like or as, which would imply a simile.
4 The word or phrase used in this way. An implied comparison.
5 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
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