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Definitions of metaphorical

  1. Metaphorically. metaphoric. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  2. Of or pertaining to metaphor; comprising a metaphor; not literal; figurative; tropical; as, a metaphorical expression; a metaphorical sense. Webster Dictionary DB
  3. Containing metaphor; figurative. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  4. Relating to or abounding in metaphor; figurative. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.

Usage examples for metaphorical

  1. The born poet looked as if he were meditating another flight,- not a metaphorical one. – Mrs. Skaggs's Husbands and Other Stories by Bret Harte
  2. What distinguishes oratory from a cold narration, is a more liberal though chaste use of these ornaments which go under the name of figurative and metaphorical expressions; and poetry distinguishes itself from oratory by words and expressions still more ardent and glowing. – Seven Discourses on Art by Joshua Reynolds
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