compare apples and/to/with oranges

Definition of compare apples and/to/with oranges

  1. :  to compare things that are very different To compare large trucks with compact cars is to compare apples with oranges.

Word by Word Definitions

compareplay
  1. :  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

  1. :  the possibility of comparing

    :  something with which to be compared

appleplay apples
  1. :  the fleshy, usually rounded red, yellow, or green edible pome fruit of a usually cultivated tree (genus Malus) of the rose family

    :  an apple tree — compare crab apple

    :  a fruit (such as a star apple) or other vegetative growth (such as an oak apple) suggestive of an apple

orangeplay oranges
  1. :  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

  1. :  of or relating to the orange

    :  of the color orange


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