Definitions of comparison

  1. qualities that are comparable; "no comparison between the two books"; "beyond compare" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. examining resemblances or differences Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. relation based on similarities and differences Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. The act of comparing; an examination of two or more objects with the view of discovering the resemblances or differences; relative estimate. Newage Dictionary DB
  5. The state of being compared; a relative estimate; also, a state, quality, or relation, admitting of being compared; as, to bring a thing into comparison with another; there is no comparison between them. Newage Dictionary DB
  6. That to which, or with which, a thing is compared, as being equal or like; illustration; similitude. Newage Dictionary DB
  7. The modification, by inflection or otherwise, which the adjective and adverb undergo to denote degrees of quality or quantity; as, little, less, least, are examples of comparison. Newage Dictionary DB
  8. A figure by which one person or thing is compared to another, or the two are considered with regard to some property or quality, which is common to them both; e.g., the lake sparkled like a jewel. Newage Dictionary DB
  9. The faculty of the reflective group which is supposed to perceive resemblances and contrasts. Newage Dictionary DB
  10. To compare. Webster Dictionary DB
  11. The act of perceiving likenesses or differences; an illustration or simile; the study of things to discover likenesses and differences; relative resemblance; in grammar, the inflection of adjectives and adverbs which shows a difference in degree. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  12. The act of comparing: comparative estimate: a simile, or figure by which two things are compared: (gram.) the inflection of an adjective. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  13. Act of comparing; comparative estimate; simile. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  14. A comparing; an estimate of likeness or unlikeness; a simile; example; resemblance. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  15. Act of comparing; state of being compared; comparative estimate; proportion; a simile, or illustration by similitude; the inflection of an adjective in its several degrees; the reflective faculty which compares. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  16. The act of comparing; a consideration of the relations between persons or things in order to discover wherein they agree and wherein they differ; the inflection of an adjective to express more or less. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  17. Act of comparing; simile, illustration; in c. with, compared to; degrees of c., positive, comparative, superlative, (of adjectives& adverbs). [old French] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  18. (Rhet.) The comparing of one thing with another in some point common to both. It differs from Metaphor only in form, the latter only implying, while the former states the likeness. Glossary of terms and phrases - Percy
  19. n. Act of comparing or considering the relations between persons or things; —proportionate estimate; degree of resemblance; —the inflection of an adjective or adverb in one or , two degrees of signification; —a simile or illustration. Cabinet Dictionary
  20. The act of comparing; the state of being compared; a comparative estimate ; a simile in writing or speaking; in grammar, the formation of an adjective through its various degrees of signification, as strong, stronger, strongest. Complete Dictionary