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noun     metaphor pronunciation in British English
/ˈmetəfə(r)/    metaphor pronunciation in British English
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  1. 1
    [countable] literature a word or phrase that means one thing and is used for referring to another thing in order to emphasize their similar qualities

    He uses the metaphor of the family to describe the role of the state.

    1. a.
      [uncountable] the use of metaphors in literature
  2. 2
    [countable] something that is intended to represent another situation or idea
    metaphor for:

    It is easy to see the crumbling building as a metaphor for the society of the time.


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a small electronic device which is taken into shops and links individual customers to advertisements …

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the act or practice of telling the future using random items such as playing cards

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