Drawing a comparison in order to show a similarity in some respect.
The operation of a computer presents and interesting analogy to the working of the brain.
Sage - a mentor in spiritual and philosophical topics who is renowned for profound wisdom.
Sage - having wisdom that comes with age and experience.
Colony, Settlement - a body of people who settle far from home but maintain ties with their homeland; inhabitants remain nationals of their home state but are not literally under the home state's system of government; "the American colony in Paris".
Married - a person who is married; "we invited several young marrieds".