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  • adj. Pertaining to or characterized by a metaphor; figurative; symbolic.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Pertaining to or of the nature of metaphor; consisting of or abounding in metaphor; not literal: as, a metaphorical expression; a metaphorical use of words.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. expressing one thing in terms normally denoting another


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