Metaphors Dictionary

Metaphors Dictionary Author : Elyse Sommer
Release : 2001
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ISBN : 9781578591374
File Size : 53.86 MB
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Contains 6,500 phrases organized under 500 themes, including aloneness, death, love, and peace.

Concise Dictionary of Metaphors and Similies

Concise Dictionary of Metaphors and Similies Author : Editorial Board
Release : 2014-04-09
Publisher :
ISBN : 9789350571484
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Most speakers and writers use the terms metaphor and simile as if they mean exactly the same thing. But they are not! A simile is a metaphor, but not all metaphors are similes. A metaphor compares two things, and does so more directly without using as or like. For example, the shop was a little gold-mine. A simile compares (usually introduced by like or as) two things that are generally not alike--such as a line of migrant workers and a wave, or onion skins and a swarm of butterflies. Writers and authors use similes to explain things, to express emotion, or to make their writing more lively and entertaining. Metaphors also offer figurative comparisons, but these are implied rather than introduced by like or as. Salient Features: o Thousands of widely used popular Metaphors & Similes in English o Inclusion of foreign Metaphors & Similes currently in use in English language o Arranged alphabetically from A - Z o Worth recommending without second thought An authoritative Dictionary of Metaphors & Similes for students, writers, and general readers!

Speaking of Animals

Speaking of Animals Author : Robert Allen Palmatier
Release : 1995
Publisher : Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN : 9780313294907
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Entries include a definition, date of first use, source of the definition, animal on which it is based, and more

Metaphors Dictionary

Metaphors Dictionary Author : Elyse Sommer
Release : 1995
Publisher : New York : Gale Research
ISBN : 9780810391499
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Contains over 6,500 metaphors.

Metaphors Be With You

Metaphors Be With You Author : Dr. Mardy Grothe
Release : 2016-12-06
Publisher : HarperCollins
ISBN : 0062445359
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Respected quotation anthologist and author of Oxymoronica and Viva la Repartee Dr. Mardy Grothe is at his best in Metaphors Be with You, an A to Z dictionary of 2,750 of history’s greatest metaphorical quotations, meticulously curated for writers, readers, and quotation lovers everywhere. In Metaphors Be with You, Dr. Mardy Grothe has created the definitive reference on English’s finest metaphors, sourced from literature, politics, philosophy, Hollywood, religion, sports, comedy, history, religion, pop culture, and more. Arranged into two sections—"The Ten Best Things Ever Said" and "The Single Best Thing Ever Said"—Metaphors Be with You includes quotations on five hundred human interest topics and an introduction to the nature, importance, and sheer joy of metaphorical language. Essential for writers, readers, and language aficionados, this breathtaking, beautifully designed sourcebook also contains elegantly integrated digital access to Dr. Mardy’s Dictionary of Metaphorical Quotations, the world’s largest online database of quotations containing metaphors, similes, and analogies. This one-of-a-kind synergy between print and technology offers a comprehensive look at the diversity of words and phrases we use to relate to, understand, and describe our world by providing access to detailed source information, innumerable "Error Alerts," and fascinating quotation backstories that will engage readers as they delve into metaphorical language and discover their own favorites. Whether you’re crafting a speech, writing a novel, or simply searching for new ways to express yourself, this remarkable compendium is sure to inspire you with the perfect metaphor every time.

CONCISE DICTIONARY OF METAPHORS AND SIMILIES (POCKET SIZE)

CONCISE DICTIONARY OF METAPHORS AND SIMILIES (POCKET SIZE) Author : V&S EDITORIAL BOARD
Release : 2015-01-09
Publisher : V&S Publishers
ISBN : 9352150538
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Most speakers and writers use the terms metaphor and simile as if they mean exactly the same thing. But they are not! A simile is a metaphor, but not all metaphors are similes. A metaphor compares two things, and does so more directly without using as or like. For example, the shop was a little gold-mine. A simile compares (usually introduced by like or as) two things that are generally not alike--such as a line of migrant workers and a wave, or onion skins and a swarm of butterflies.Writers and authors use similes to explain things, to express emotion, or to make their writing more lively and entertaining. Metaphors also offer figurative comparisons, but these are implied rather than introduced by like or as. Salient Features:o Thousands of widely used popular Metaphors & Similes in Englisho Inclusion of foreign Metaphors & Similes currently in use in English languageo Arranged alphabetically from A - Zo Worth recommending without second thoughtAn authoritative Dictionary of Metaphors & Similes for students, writers, and general readers!

Metaphors Dictionary

Metaphors Dictionary Author :
Release : 2001
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If a great metaphor, like a picture, is worth a thousand words, then this expansive collection will save 6.5 million as it presents 6,500 comparative phrases from ancient times to the present.

Similes Dictionary

Similes Dictionary Author : Elyse Sommer
Release : 2013
Publisher :
ISBN : 9781578594337
File Size : 27.17 MB
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Presents over sixteen thousand similes and turns of phrases organized into thematic categories, including love, kindness, evil, annoyance, sex, religion, anger, and cheerfulness.

Metaphor

Metaphor Author : Zoltan Kovecses
Release : 2002-01-24
Publisher : Oxford University Press
ISBN : 9780198033165
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This clear and lucid primer fills an important need by providing a comprehensive account of the many new developments in the study of metaphor over the last twenty years and their impact on our understanding of language, culture, and the mind. Beginning with Lakoff and Johnson's seminal work in Metaphors We Live By, Kövecses outlines the development of "the cognitive linguistic theory of metaphor" by explaining key ideas on metaphor. He also explores primary metaphor, metaphor systems, the "invariance principle," mental-imagery experiments, the many-space blending theory, and the role of image schemas in metaphorical thought. He examines the applicability of these ideas to numerous related fields.

Renton's Metaphors

Renton's Metaphors Author : Nicholas Edwin Renton
Release : 2004-11
Publisher :
ISBN : 9781920910334
File Size : 66.30 MB
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The book that gives your English colour, clarity and power. An easy to use, uniquely organized dictionary. Think of a metaphor and this book will explain its meaning and often its origin. Think of the idea and this indispensable reference will supply you with an "Aladdin's cave" of metaphors that convey it.

Metaphors of Mind

Metaphors of Mind Author : Brad Pasanek
Release : 2015-07-01
Publisher : JHU Press
ISBN : 1421416891
File Size : 58.23 MB
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” Promoting critical and creative anachronism, Metaphors of Mind redefines the notion of an archive in the age of Amazon and Google Books.

Encyclopedic Dictionary of Semiotics, Media, and Communications

Encyclopedic Dictionary of Semiotics, Media, and Communications Author : Marcel Danesi
Release : 2000-01-01
Publisher : University of Toronto Press
ISBN : 9780802083296
File Size : 57.59 MB
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Collected here are definitions and descriptions of terms, concepts, personages, schools of thought, and historical movements that appear frequently in the literature.".

Similes Dictionary

Similes Dictionary Author : Elyse Sommer
Release : 2013-05-01
Publisher : Visible Ink Press
ISBN : 1578594685
File Size : 76.10 MB
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Packed with more than 16,000 imaginative, colorful phrases—from “abandoned as a used Kleenex” to “quiet as an eel swimming in oil”—this reference will help any politician, writer, or lover of language find the perfect simile, be it original or banal, verbose or succinct. Citing more than 2,000 sources—from the Bible, Socrates, Shakespeare, Mark Twain, and H. L. Mencken to popular movies, music, and television shows—the Simile Dictionary covers hundreds of subjects broken into thematic categories that include topics such as virtue, anger, age, ambition, importance, and youth, helping readers find the fitting phrase quickly and easily. Perfect for setting the atmosphere, making a point, and or helping spin a tale with economy, intelligence, and ingenuity, the similes found in this collection, where pithy and poetic sayings are “as plentiful as blackberries” (Shakespeare) and quotes are “as useful as a Swiss army knife” (anonymous), will inspire anyone.

Renton'S Metaphors

Renton'S Metaphors Author : N E Renton
Release : 2009-09-08
Publisher : Unicorn Books Pvt Ltd
ISBN : 9788178061733
File Size : 80.86 MB
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Metaphors improve speech and writing by conveying shades of meaning more succinctly than ordinary phrases. The modern English language is remarkably full of metaphors. This fascinating book discusses metaphors in some detail. An entertaining introduction leads into a dictionary of metaphors, a thematic section and a thesaurus. It contains over 17,000 alphabetical entries listing more than 4,000 commonly found metaphors and setting out their meanings in an easy to read style. This handy word-book with its highly original format will appeal to all lovers of language, as well as to writers, editors, publishers, students, migrants and those engaged in public speaking. It is an essential reference for libraries and educational institutions. The book also provides raw material for many specialist applications, including party games, advertising copy, English as a second language and crossword puzzles. 'Here is a dictionary and thesaurus of metaphors which is both a practical guide to meaning and a stimulus to enquiry. Only a person in love with words could have compiled it' – Dame Leonie Kramer

Routledge Dictionary of Language and Linguistics

Routledge Dictionary of Language and Linguistics Author : Hadumod Bussmann
Release : 2006-02-20
Publisher : Routledge
ISBN : 1134630387
File Size : 84.88 MB
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The Routledge Dictionary of Language and Linguistics is a unique reference work for students and teachers of linguistics. The highly regarded second edition of the Lexikon der Sprachwissenschaft by Hadumod Bussmann has been specifically adapted by a team of over thirty specialist linguists to form the most comprehensive and up-to-date work of its kind in the English language. In over 2,500 entries, the Dictionary provides an exhaustive survey of the key terminology and languages of more than 30 subdisciplines of linguistics. With its term-based approach and emphasis on clear analysis, it complements perfectly Routledge's established range of reference material in the field of linguistics.

Meanings and Metaphors

Meanings and Metaphors Author : Gillian Lazar
Release : 2003
Publisher : Ernst Klett Sprachen
ISBN : 9783125390898
File Size : 20.3 MB
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A collection of vocabulary activities that provide opportunities to use language creatively and to engage in cross-cultural comparisons.

Diccionario Bilingue De Metaforas Y Metonimias Cientifico-tecnicas

Diccionario Bilingue De Metaforas Y Metonimias Cientifico-tecnicas Author : Georgina Cuadrado Esclapez
Release : 2015-11-24
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ISBN : 9781138860056
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Diccionario Bilingue de Metaforas y Metonimias Cientifico-Tecnicas presents the extensive range of metaphoric and metonymic terms and expressions that are commonly used within the fields of science, engineering, architecture and sport science. Compiled by a team of linguists working across a range of technical schools within the Universidad Politecnica de Madrid, this practical dictionary fills a gap in the field of technical language and will be an indispensable reference for students within the fields of science, engineering or sports science seeking to work internationally and for translators and interpreters working in these specialist fields.

Dictionary of the Old Testament: Wisdom, Poetry & Writings

Dictionary of the Old Testament: Wisdom, Poetry & Writings Author : Tremper Longman III
Release : 2008-06-06
Publisher : InterVarsity Press
ISBN : 0830817832
File Size : 21.70 MB
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Tremper Longman III and Peter E. Enns edit this collection of 148 articles by over 90 contributors on Job, Psalms, Proverbs, Ecclesiastes, Song of Songs, Lamentations, Ruth and Esther.

The Dictionary of Human Geography

The Dictionary of Human Geography Author : Derek Gregory
Release : 2011-09-23
Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
ISBN : 1444359959
File Size : 45.72 MB
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With clear, critical, and constructive surveys of key terms by leading researchers in the field, The Dictionary of Human Geography, fifth edition, remains the definitive guide to the concepts and debates in human geography. Comprehensively revised new edition of a highly successful text with over 300 key terms appearing for the first time Situates Human Geography within the humanities, social sciences and sciences as a whole Written by leading experts in the field Major entries not only describe the development of concepts, contributions and debates in Human Geography but also advance them Features a new consolidated bibliography along with a detailed index and systematic cross-referencing of headwords