Meaning of metaphor
Pronunciation: (met'u-fôr", -fur), [key]
- a figure of speech in which a term or phrase is applied to something to which it is not literally applicable in order to suggest a resemblance, as in “A mighty fortress is our God.” Cf.(def. 1).
- something used, or regarded as being used, to represent something else; emblem; symbol.
- metaphor (Thesaurus)