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from The Century Dictionary.

  • 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.

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

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  • adjective expressing one thing in terms normally denoting another

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