- metaphase plate,
- metaphosphoric acid,
Origin of metaphor
Examples from the Web for metaphoric
As the ceasefire was announced, Peter Beinart asked me what Jerusalemites felt as we exited our own metaphoric bunkers.
This should reframe recent “failures” you experienced as opportunities for achieving greater goods, both real and metaphoric.
On the contrary, you now discover innumerable ways to market your wares, be they real or metaphoric.
The Solar Eclipse, Wednesday, meanwhile, brings welcome news regarding real estate, real or metaphoric.
If not, you will have created a more conducive environment for realizing next move(s), both real and metaphoric.
He did not, however, go to the extreme of neglecting Jewish observance on the strength of metaphoric interpretation.A Thousand Years of Jewish History|Maurice H. (Maurice Henry) Harris
After thousands of years the lines of metaphoric advance are still shown, and in many cases actually retained in the meaning.Instigations|Ezra Pound
The metaphoric 'infancy' of which Guarini speaks is the pre-dramatic period of pastoral growth.Pastoral Poetry and Pastoral Drama|Walter W. Greg
This and other apocryphal stories illustrate the evolution of Haggadoth out of metaphoric allusions.The Expositor's Bible: The Book of Daniel|F. W. Farrar
Susie Bateman snorted like the metaphoric warhorse, for she scented battle.John Ames, Native Commissioner|Bertram Mitford
Word Origin for metaphor
The comparison of one thing to another without the use of like or as: “A man is but a weak reed”; “The road was a ribbon of moonlight.” Metaphors are common in literature and expansive speech. (Compare simile.)