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External World (257 categories and 5257 metaphorical connections)
  • 1A The Earth (28 categories and 363 metaphorical connections)
  • 1B Life (32 categories and 563 metaphorical connections)
  • 1C Health and Disease (4 categories and 115 metaphorical connections)
  • 1D People (8 categories and 81 metaphorical connections)
  • 1E Animals (20 categories and 410 metaphorical connections)
  • 1F Plants (7 categories and 153 metaphorical connections)
  • 1G Food and Drink (4 categories and 205 metaphorical connections)
  • 1H Textiles and Clothing (2 categories and 106 metaphorical connections)
  • 1I Physical Sensation (15 categories and 385 metaphorical connections)
    • 1I01 Physical sensation (42 metaphorical connections) Show descriptors Endowed with physical sensibility; Physical sensibility; Have physical sensibility; Apprehend by sensuous perception; Perceptible by the senses; In manner perceptible to senses; Ability to be perceived by senses; Affect the senses; Acute (of senses); Acutely; Acuteness of physical senses; Become more acute; Make more acute; Aberrant sensory perception; Experience aberrant sensory perception; Cause aberrant sensory perception; Without physical sensation; Physical insensibility; Render physically insensible; Unconscious; Unconsciousness; Lose consciousness; Deprive of consciousness; Dull (of sense perception); In dull manner; Dullness of sense perception; Become dulled; Dull (the senses); Pertaining to hypnotism; Hypnotically; Hypnotic state; Hypnotize; Of/relating to pleasure; Pleasing to the senses; Exclamation (of pleasure); Sensuous pleasure; Please/gratify the senses; In state of comfort; Comfortably; Physical comfort; Be comfortable/easy; Luxurious (of persons, their lives); In the enjoyment of luxury; Luxury/luxurious living; Luxuriate; Make luxurious; Sensual; Sensually; Sensuality; Live sensually; Make sensual; Moderate in sensuous gratification; Moderately in sensuous gratification; Moderation in sensuous gratification; Free from sensuality; Ascetic; Ascetically; Asceticism
    • 1I02 Sleep (13 metaphorical connections) Show descriptors Of/characterized by sleep; Asleep/falling asleep; Lulling refrain; Sleep; Of/pertaining to bed; Towards bed; Bed related to sleep/rest; Go to bed/retire to rest; Lie in bed; Put in bed/provide a bed for; Of/pertaining to dreams; Dreaming/in a dream; Dream; Drowsy; Drowsily; Drowsiness; Be/become drowsy; Make drowsy
    • 1I03 Awake (9 metaphorical connections) Show descriptors Awake; Wakefully; State of being awake/wakefulness; Command/encouragement to waken/rise; Be/remain awake; Wake/rouse
    • 1I04 Weariness (11 metaphorical connections) Show descriptors Weary/exhausted; Wearily/exhaustedly; Sound to express weariness/exhaustion; Weariness/exhaustion; Because of weariness; Become weary/exhausted; Be/become weary/exhausted; Weary/exhaust
    • 1I05 Invigoration (6 metaphorical connections) Show descriptors Refreshing/invigorating; In refreshing/invigorating manner; Refreshment/invigoration; Become refreshed/invigorated; Refresh/invigorate
    • 1I06 Sexual relations (19 metaphorical connections) Show descriptors Sexual; Give sexual flavour to; Pertaining to sexual desire; Provoking sexual desire; Sexual desire; Be/become sexually desirous/excited; Provoke sexual excitement in; Sexual relationship; Sexual partner; Sexual activity; Engage in sexual activity; Engage in sexual activity with; Of/pertaining to sexual intercourse; By way of sexual intercourse; Sexual intercourse; Have sexual intercourse; Have sexual intercourse with; Pertaining to oral sex; By means of oral sex; Oral sex; Practise oral sex; Practise oral sex on/with; Pertaining to/involving anal sex; In manner of anal sex; Anal sex; Practise anal sex; Practise anal sex on/with; Pertaining to masturbation; In manner of masturbation; Masturbation; Masturbate; Object used in sexual activity; Sexual orientation; Pertaining to heterosexuality; Heterosexuality; Pertaining to homosexuality; Homosexually; Homosexuality; Bisexual; Bisexuality; Be bisexual; Pertaining to transsexuality; Transsexuality; Pertaining to virgins/virginity; As/like a virgin; Virginity; Remain a virgin; Speak of virgins; Pertaining to contraception; By means of contraception; Contraception/birth control; Types of sexual behaviour
    • 1I07 Drug use (13 metaphorical connections) Show descriptors Pertaining to/characterized by drug-taking; Use of drugs, poison; Take drugs; Drugged (of things); Drugging a person/thing; Drug; Under the influence of drugs; Effects of drugs; Be under influence of drugs; Have intoxicating effect on; Addicted to/craving drugs; Drug addiction/craving; Be addicted to drugs; An intoxicating drug; Pertaining to (the use of) tobacco; Tobacco; Smoking/pertaining to; Smoking; Smoke; Use as material for smoking; Used in connection with smoking; Articles/materials used in smoking; Action of chewing tobacco; Chew tobacco; Snuff; Take snuff
    • 1I08 Poison (6 metaphorical connections) Show descriptors Poisonous; Poisonously; Poison/a poison; Injure by means of poison
    • 1I09 Touch (34 metaphorical connections) Show descriptors Pertaining to touch; By/in relation to touch; Touch; To the touch; Be capable of sensations of touch; Perceive by touch; Touchable/affecting sense of touch; In a tangible manner; Quality of being tangible; Have specified feel when touched; Touching; Touch; Touching/feeling with the hand; Touching with the hand; Touch/feel with the hand; Touch with the nose; Touch with the beard; Stroking; Stroke; Scratching; Scratch; Susceptible to being tickled; Sensation of being tickled; Tending to tickle; So as to tickle; Tickling; Tickle; Having sensation of creeping on skin; Sensation of something creeping on skin; Have creeping sensation on skin; Cause flesh to creep; Touching with mouth/tongue; Touch/feeling
    • 1I10 Taste (47 metaphorical connections) Show descriptors Taste; Tasting; Taste/flavour; Taste; Insipid; Insipidly; Insipidity; Become insipid; Render insipid; Savoury; Savourily; Savouriness; Spicy; Express relish for food; Have a pleasant taste; Impart a pleasant taste; Unsavoury; Unsavourily; Unsavouriness; Become rancid; Disgust; Sweet; Sweetly; Sweetness; Sweeten; Sour/bitter; Sourly; Sourness/acidity; Be/become sour; Make sour
    • 1I11 Smell (21 metaphorical connections) Show descriptors Odorous; Odorously; Smell/odour; Be odorous; Impart an odour of; Lacking in odour; Inodorously; Inodorousness; Deodorize; Fragrant; Fragrantly; Emit fragrance; Make fragrant; Stinking; Stinkingly; Stink; Stink of; Stench
    • 1I12 Sight (62 metaphorical connections) Show descriptors Pertaining to sight; By sight; Sight; Have faculty/power of sight; Give sight to; Sight of something; A look/glance; Seeing/looking; See/look; Seeing/looking; See; Not seeing/preventing from seeing; Prevent from seeing; One who sees; One skilled in optics; Optical skills and techniques; Optical instruments; For distant vision; Instrument for distant vision; Magnification; Magnify; Instruments for observing; Lens; Mirror; Materials; Apparatus; Types of vision; Thing seen; Affording view; Place where view obtained; Have view; Have view of; Optical illusion; In appearance; Appearance/aspect; Have specific appearance; Have (specific) appearance; Visible; Visibly; Visibility; Be visible; Be/become visible; Invisible; Invisibly; Invisibility; Instruments for protecting the sight; Magnification/magnifying instruments; Sight/vision
    • 1I13 Hearing and noise (54 metaphorical connections) Show descriptors Perceived by ear; Hearing; Hearing/noise; Hear; Thing heard; Make sound; Audible; Audibility; Be/become audible; Inaudible; Inaudibly; Be silent; Inaudibility; Be silent; Make inaudible; Sound-proofing/conditioning; Sound-proof; Loud; Loudness; Make a loud sound/noise; Roaring/bellowing; Roar/bellow; Noise of battle; Confused sound; Faint/weak; Faintness/weakness; Sound faintly/quietly; Make quieter; Resonant/sonorous; Resonance/sonority; Resound; Deep resonant sound; Ringing; Ring; Ringing sound; Non-resonant; Non-resonance; Become non-resonant; Sudden/violent sound; Cause sudden/violent sound; Explosive sound; Sharp/hard sound; Repeated sound/succession of sounds; Sibilant; Sibilant sound; Make sibilant; Pleasant sound; Pleasantness of sound; Make pleasant sound; Unpleasant sound; Unpleasant quality; Make unpleasant; Harsh/discordant (of sound); Harsh/discordant; Harsh/discordant quality; Shrill (of sound); Shrill; Shrill sound; Shrill quality; Sound shrill; Mournful/plaintive; Mournful/plaintive sound; Sound of blow/fall; Sound of blow; Sound of water; Engine sound; Sound of horn; Sounds heard in body; Of nature of voice; By/with voice; Voice/vocal sound; To sound (of voice/utterance); Not having voice; Without voice/utterance; Loss/lack of voice; Be silent; Lose the voice; Deprive of voice; Quality of voice; Impart specific tone/quality; Cry/exclamation; Cry/exclaim; Cry/shout; Cry/shout (loudness); Cry of emotion/pain; Other vocal sounds; Sounds resembling animal/bird sounds; Loud cry/shout; Unpleasant quality to sound; Continuous/protracted sound; Degree/kind/quality of sound; Sound magnification/reproduction
    • 1I14 Cleanness (16 metaphorical connections) Show descriptors Clean; In a clean manner; Cleanness; Cleaning; So as to cleanse; Pertaining to washing; Washing; Be getting washed; Wash; Pertaining to washing oneself; Washing oneself/body; Wash oneself; Wash one's body/part of it; Washing clothes and textile articles; Being washed; Wash clothes; Washing of table utensils; Wash table utensils; Washing agents; Scouring/scrubbing; Scouring/scrubbing/rubbing; Scour/scrub; Scour/scrub/rub; Grit-/sand-/shot-blasting; Grit-/sand-/shot-blast; Scraper; Clean by scraping; Wiping; Be wiped; Clean by wiping; Polished; Polishing; Polish; Sweeping; Brushing/sweeping; Brush/sweep; Clean by brushing/sweeping; Dusting; Dust; Vacuum-cleaning; Vacuum-clean; Cleaning/cleanliness of the person; Cleaning of clothes; Clean clothes; Cleaning of stains/marks; Clean stains/marks (from); Cleaning shoes; Cleaning house; Clean house; Clean house/room; Cleaning streets; Clean streets; Clean by other miscellaneous methods; Miscellaneous articles to protect from dirt; Free from impurities; Freedom from impurities; Removing impurities; Removal of impurities; Become free from impurities; Remove impurities from; Straining; Strain; Sifting; Sift; Filtering/percolating; Filter; Removal of scum; Remove scum from; Clarifying; Clarifying liquids; Clarify (of liquid); Clarify; Treatment with water/liquid; Treat with water/liquid; Removal of impurities from gas/vapour; Remove impurities from gas/vapour; Pertaining to desalination/softening of water; Desalination/softening of water; Desalinate/soften water; Ventilation and air-conditioning; Condition air; Disinfecting; Disinfect; Removal of poisonous/radioactive contamination; Remove poisonous/radioactive contamination; Pest control; Remove vermin from; Clearing of refuse; Clearing of refuse matter; Clear of refuse; Refuse disposal; Sanitary; Sanitation; Privy/latrine; Provision of sewers; Provide with sewers; Removal of sewage by water; Sewers and sewage; Cleanness/dirtiness
    • 1I15 Dirtiness (32 metaphorical connections) Show descriptors Dirty; In dirty manner; Dirtiness; Be/become dirty; Dirty (of persons); In manner of dirty person; Dirty person; Behave as dirty person; Make like dirty person; Dirty place; Consisting of/resembling dirt; Dirt; Soiled; Soiled condition; Become soiled; Soil; Clogged/stuck together with dirt; Clog/stick together with dirt; Polluted/defiled; In polluted/polluting manner; Pollution/defilement; Be polluted; Pollute/defile; Polluted (environment); Environmental pollution; Pollute the environment; Pertaining to corruption/putridness; Corrupt/putrid; Corruption/putridness; Become corrupt/putrid; Make corrupt/putrid; Infested with noxious creatures; Infestation by noxious creatures; Infest with noxious creatures; Refuse/rubbish; Treat as refuse; Dirtiness/soiling with specific kinds of dirt
  • 1J Matter (38 categories and 769 metaphorical connections)
  • 1K Existence and Causation (6 categories and 135 metaphorical connections)
  • 1L Space (7 categories and 527 metaphorical connections)
  • 1M Time (10 categories and 120 metaphorical connections)
  • 1N Movement (10 categories and 363 metaphorical connections)
  • 1O Action (23 categories and 461 metaphorical connections)
  • 1P Relative Properties (37 categories and 402 metaphorical connections)
  • 1Q The Supernatural (6 categories and 99 metaphorical connections)