Meaning of COMPARISON in English


n.1 the act or an instance of comparing.

2 a simile or semantic illustration.

3 capacity for being likened; similarity (there's no comparison).

4 (in full degrees of comparison) Gram. the positive, comparative, and superlative forms of adjectives and adverbs.

Phrases and idioms:

bear (or stand) comparison (often foll. by with) be able to be compared favourably. beyond comparison

1. totally different in quality.

2 greatly superior; excellent. in comparison with compared to.

Etymology: ME f. OF comparesoun f. L comparatio -onis (as COMPARE)

Oxford English vocab.      Оксфордский английский словарь.