What does the word metaphorical mean?

    Part of speech: adjective

  • Relating to or abounding in metaphor; figurative.

  • Part of speech: adverb

  • Metaphorically. metaphoric.

Usage examples for metaphorical

  1. The expression was metaphorical, for she was far from being able to run; but she crept quietly up and down the walks, and gathered some polyanthuses, putting them to her face with that pleasure which the touch of fresh flowers gives to an invalid. – Mrs. Overtheway's Remembrances by Juliana Horatia Ewing
  2. Among all interpreters, Calvin has given the most admirable interpretation of this verse: When the prophet says that the sun shall be turned into darkness, and the moon into blood, these are metaphorical expressions, by which he indicates that the Lord will show signs of His wrath to all the ends of the earth, as if a whole revolution of nature were to take place, in order that men may be stirred up by terror. – Christology of the Old Testament: And a Commentary on the Messianic Predictions, v. 1 by Ernst Wilhelm Hengstenberg