Metaphor Map of EnglishMetaphor Map of Old EnglishMetaphorIC

Perform a quick search for categories by entering a word or phrase into the box below. You can use asterisks(*) at the start and/or end to find partial matches. This retrieves results from category names, category descriptors and examples of metaphor. On the search results page you can then also search for your term in the Historical Thesaurus. Alternatively, enter a category ID to jump straight to that category.

Perform an advanced search for metaphorical connections by filling in the boxes below. You can use asterisks(*) at the start and/or end of the 'Category name / descriptors' and the 'Examples of metaphor' fields to find partial matches.












































For Old English please use 1000