See also: símile
|Examples (figure of speech)|
- A figure of speech in which one thing is explicitly compared to another, using e.g. like or as.
- Antonym: dissimile
- Coordinate term: (when the comparison is implicit) metaphor
- Hypernym: figure of speech
- 1826, Thomas Bayly Howell, A Complete Collection of State Trials and Proceedings for High Treason and Other Crimes and Misdemeanours (volume 33)
- He made a simile of George the third to Nebuchadnezzar, and of the prince regent to Belshazzar, and insisted that the prince represented the latter in not paying much attention to what had happened to kings […]
- 1925, Countee Cullen, Fruit of the Flower
- My father is a quiet man / With sober, steady ways; / For simile, a folded fan; / His nights are like his days.
figure of speech in which one thing is compared to another
simile (plural simili)
- Non è molto simile. It is not very similar.
- È possibile una cosa simile? Is such a thing possible?
- simile in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers