In a metaphoric manner; not literally; by means of metaphor.

He conveyed his teachings metaphorically.

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  • metaphorically — metaphorical (also metaphoric) ► ADJECTIVE ▪ of the nature of or relating to metaphor. DERIVATIVES metaphorically adverb …   English terms dictionary

  • metaphorically — adverb in a metaphorical manner she expressed herself metaphorically • Derived from adjective: ↑metaphorical …   Useful english dictionary

  • Metaphorically — Metaphoric Met a*phor ic, Metaphorical Met a*phor ic*al, a. [Gr. ?: cf. F. m[ e]taphorique.] Of or pertaining to metaphor; comprising a metaphor; not literal; figurative; tropical; as, a metaphorical expression; a metaphorical sense. {Met a*phor… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • metaphorically — adverb see metaphor …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • metaphorically — See metaphoric. * * * …   Universalium

  • metaphorically — metÉ™ fÉ”rɪklɪ , fÉ‘ / fÉ’ adv. in a metaphorical manner, comparatively; allegorically …   English contemporary dictionary

  • metaphorically — met·a·phor·i·cal·ly …   English syllables

  • metaphorically — See: metaphorical …   English dictionary

  • literally — Metaphorically. He hit that ball literally out of town …   Dictionary of american slang

  • in a figurative sense — metaphorically; in a metaphorical sense; descriptively …   English contemporary dictionary

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