ETYM Latin, from similis. Related to Similar.
A figure of speech that expresses a resemblance between things of different kinds (usually formed with 'like' or 'as').
Literary device of comparing one thing with another, using like or as.
In musical notation, directing the musician to continue performing a previously notated indication. For example, if the first few bars of a piece are marked staccato (detached) a composer may simply write simile rather than continue to mark individual staccato dots.
Figure of speech that in English uses the conjunctions like and as to express comparisons (“run like the devil”; “as deaf as a post”). It is sometimes confused with metaphor.