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sim·i·le

 (sĭm′ə-lē)
n.
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).

[Middle English, from Latin, likeness, comparison, from neuter of similis, like; see similar.]

simile

(ˈsɪmɪlɪ)
n
(Linguistics) a figure of speech that expresses the resemblance of one thing to another of a different category, usually introduced by as or like. Compare metaphor
[C14: from Latin simile something similar, from similis like]

sim•i•le

(ˈsɪm ə li)

n.
a figure of speech in which two distinct things are compared by using “like” or “as,” as in “She is like a rose.” Compare metaphor.
[1350–1400; < Latin: image, likeness, comparison, n. use of neuter of similis similar]

simile

1. A comparison of one person or thing with another by saying that the first is like the second, as in “She sang like an angel.”
2. Likening one thing to another.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.simile - a figure of speech that expresses a resemblance between things of different kinds (usually formed with `like' or `as')
figure of speech, trope, image, figure - language used in a figurative or nonliteral sense
Translations
تَشْبيه
přirovnání
lignelsesammenligning
hasonlat
líkingsamlíking
salīdzinājums
prirovnanie
liknelse
benzetmeteşbih

simile

[ˈsɪmɪlɪ] Nsímil m

simile

[ˈsɪmɪli] ncomparaison f

simile

nGleichnis nt; his use of similesein Gebrauch mvon Gleichnissen

simile

[ˈsɪmɪlɪ] nsimilitudine f, paragone m

simile

(ˈsiməli) noun
a form of expression using `like' or `as', in which one thing is compared to another which it only resembles in one or a small number of ways. `Her hair was like silk' is a simile.