simile [sim′ə lē΄]
[ME < L, a likeness < neut. of similis, SIMILAR]
a figure of speech in which one thing is likened to another, dissimilar thing by the use of like, as, etc. (Ex.: a heart as big as a whale, her tears flowed like wine): distinguished from METAPHOR

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  • simile — late 14c., from L. simile a like thing, neuter of similis like (see SIMILAR (Cf. similar)). A simile, to be perfect, must both illustrate and ennoble the subject. [Johnson] …   Etymology dictionary

  • Simile — Sim i*le, n.; pl. {Similes}. [L., from similis. See {Similar}.] (Rhet.) A word or phrase by which anything is likened, in one or more of its aspects, to something else; a similitude; a poetical or imaginative comparison. [1913 Webster] A good… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • simile — is a figure of speech consisting of a direct comparison using a construction with as…as…, or with the first as omitted: • Soft as rain slipping through rushes, the cattle came Edmund Blunden. Some similes belong to a stock type, e.g. (as) drunk… …   Modern English usage

  • Simĭle — (lat.), etwas Ähnliches; Gleichnis …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

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  • símile — s. m. 1. Comparação que se faz entre duas coisas que se assemelham. 2. Semelhança, analogia. 3. Exemplo que se propõe. 4. Parábola. • adj. 2 g. 5. Semelhante …   Dicionário da Língua Portuguesa

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