WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2015
sim•i•le /ˈsɪməli/USA pronunciation n. 
  1. Rhetoric[uncountable] a figure of speech in which two distinct things are compared by using "like'' or "as,'' such as in "She is like a rose.''
  2. [countable] an example of this:How many similes can you find in the first paragraph?
See -simil-.

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simile /ˈsɪmɪlɪ/ n
  1. a figure of speech that expresses the resemblance of one thing to another of a different category, usually introduced by as or like
    Compare metaphor
Etymology: 14th Century: from Latin simile something similar, from similis like

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