Written by Pam MS, NCSP | Fact checked by Psychology Dictionary staff 

otherwise known commonly as a figure of speech where a phrase or word is adapted to an object, person or action that it does not actually directly denote, such as- journey of life.

METAPHOR: "A metaphor is a linguistic device which transforms an object into an adapted phrase which connotes the original object."

More On This Topic

Link to This Definition

Did you find this definition of METAPHOR helpful? You can share it by copying the code below and adding it to your blog or web page.