Definition of compare apples and/to/with oranges
- To compare large trucks with compact cars is to compare apples with oranges.
: to represent as similar : liken
: to examine the character or qualities of especially in order to discover resemblances or differences
: to view in relation to
: the possibility of comparing
: the fleshy, usually rounded red, yellow, or green edible pome fruit of a usually cultivated tree (genus Malus) of the rose family
: a fruit (such as a star apple) or other vegetative growth (such as an oak apple) suggestive of an apple
: a globose berry with a yellowish to reddish-orange rind and a sweet edible pulp
: any of various small evergreen citrus trees (genus Citrus) with glossy ovate leaves, hard yellow wood, fragrant white flowers, and fruits that are oranges
: any of several trees or fruits resembling the orange
: of or relating to the orange
: of the color orange
: of, relating to, or sympathizing with Orangemen
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