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There can be a lot of different meanings for a single English word. Apart from its literal meaning it can have different figurative meanings, i.e. metaphorical and allegorical.
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There can be a lot of different meanings for a single English word. Apart from its literal meaning, it can have different figurative meanings, i.e. metaphorical or allegorical.
Hi Mr Micawber,

Are there other figurative meanings other than metaphorical or allegorical which a word can take?
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It may be just a matter of terminology choice, but I suppose that you could also include symbolic and euphuistic. That's all that comes to mind offhand.
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Hello Mr Micawber,

Though I wrote this post, I have forgotten what I really meant by 'literal meaning'.
Jackson6612Apart from its literal meaning

By 'literal meaning', do we mean dictionary definitions for a word?

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Not really, because a good dictionary includes all the meanings, literal and figurative. 'Literal' is a little hard to define because there are so many different kinds of words, but the literal meaning is the basic or primary meaning, the simplest or most obvious meaning.
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