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Metaphor n [MF or L; MF metaphore, fr. L metaphora, fr. GK, fr. metapherein to transfer, fr. meta- + pherein to bear -more at Bear]  1: a figure of speech in which a word or phrase literally denoting one kind of object or idea is used in place of another to suggest a likeness or anaology between them [as in drowning in money]; brodly: figurative language -compare Simile 2: an object, activity, or idea treated as a metaphor: Symbol
[Merriam-Webster's Collegiate Dictionary, 10th Edition. Springfield, MA, USA: Merriam-Webster, Inc. 1995.]
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