a figure of speech in which two unlike things are explicitly compared, as in “she is like a rose.”.
an instance of such a figure of speech or a use of words exemplifying it.
a figure of speech that expresses the resemblance of one thing to another of a different category, usually introduced by as or like Compare metaphor
A common figure of speech that explicitly compares two things usually considered different. Most similes are introduced by like or as: “The realization hit me like a bucket of cold water.” (Compare metaphor.)
Note: Some similes, such as “sleeping like a log,” have become clichés.
- Similia similibus curantur
similia similibus curantur si·mil·i·a si·mil·i·bus cu·ran·tur (sĭ-mĭl’ē-ə sĭ-mĭl’ə-bŭs’ kyə-rān’tər) n. The homeopathic axiom expressing the law of similars or the doctrine that any drug capable of producing detrimental symptoms in healthy individuals will relieve similar symptoms occurring as an expression of disease.
noun 1. likeness; resemblance: a similitude of habits. 2. a person or thing that is like or the match or counterpart of another: This expression is a similitude of the other. 3. semblance; image: a similitude of the truth. 4. a likening or comparison in the form of a simile, parable, or allegory: He spoke […]
An autoprojector (self-applicable partial evaluator) for a higher order subset of the strict functional language Scheme. Similix handles programs with user defined primitive abstract data type operators which may process global variables (such as input/output operators). Version 5.0. Anders Bondorf conformance: extension of large subset of R4RS Scheme. requires: Scheme ports: Scm, Chez Scheme portability: […]
noun 1. Giulietta [joo-lyet-tah] /dʒuˈlyɛt tɑ/ (Show IPA), 1910–2010, Italian mezzo-soprano.