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Simile Definition

An expression that compares one thing to another using 'like' or 'as'.


Simile Poem Example

The milk tasted like pickles.


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Other Simile Definition

[n] a figure of speech that expresses a resemblance between things of different kinds (usually formed with `like' or `as')

Misc. Definitions

\Simi"*le\, n.; pl. {Similes}. [L., from similis. See {Similar}.] (Rhet.) A word or phrase by which anything is likened, in one or more of its aspects, to something else; a similitude; a poetical or imaginative comparison. A good swift simile, but something currish. --Shak.

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