Definitions of comparison

  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. That to which, or with which, a thing is compared, as being equal or like; illustration; similitude. Newage Dictionary DB
  4. 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
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. Act of comparing; comparative estimate; simile. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  8. 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.
  9. 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.
  10. 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.

Usage examples for comparison

  1. It would be a mild sport in comparison – Ghost Beyond the Gate by Mildred A. Wirt
  2. Of course there's no comparison – Will Warburton by George Gissing