What does the word analogy mean?

Usage examples for analogy

  1. A remarkable analogy remains to be named. – Essays: Scientific, Political, & Speculative, Vol. I by Herbert Spencer
  2. Not a very complimentary analogy, is it? – Masterman and Son by W. J. Dawson
  3. The analogy hardly extends beyond that. – What The Left Hand Was Doing by Gordon Randall Garrett