fable definition

  • noun:
    • A usually quick narrative making an edifying or cautionary point and frequently employing as figures creatures that talk and become humans.
    • a tale about celebrated people and exploits.
    • A falsehood; a lie.
    • A fictitious narration designed to enforce some of good use truth or precept, usually with animals, birds etc as figures; an apologue. Prototypically, Aesop's Fables.
    • Any tale told to excite wonder; typical talk; the motif of talk.
    • Fiction; untruth; falsehood.
    • A Feigned story or story, intended to teach or entertain; a fictitious narration intended to enforce some of good use truth or precept; an apologue. Look at Note under apologue.
    • The story, story, or connected group of occasions, creating the topic of an epic or remarkable poem.
    • Any story told to stimulate wonder; typical talk; the motif of talk.
    • Fiction; untruth; falsehood.
    • an account; a tale; especially, a feigned or conceived tale or tale, designed to instruct or entertain; a fictitious narrative developed to enforce some useful truth or precept, or even present indirectly some viewpoint, by which imaginary people or beings in addition to creatures, plus inanimate things, are represented as speakers or stars; an apologue.
    • A story or history untrue in fact or substance, invented or “developed by popular or poetic fancy or superstition and to some extent or at one time current in popular belief as true or real; a legend; a myth.
    • a tale fabricated to deceive; a fiction; a falsehood; a lie: as, the story is all a fable.
    • The land or linked series of occasions in an epic or dramatic poem founded on imagination.
    • Subject of talk; gossip; byword.
    • Synonyms Allegory, Parable, etc. (identify simile).
    • Invention, fabrication, hoax.
    • a deliberately false or improbable account
    • a brief ethical story (frequently with animal figures)
    • a tale about mythical or supernatural beings or occasions
    • A usually brief narrative making an edifying or cautionary point and sometimes employing as figures pets that talk and become people.
    • A story about renowned individuals and exploits.
    • A falsehood; a lie.
    • A fictitious narration intended to enforce some helpful truth or precept, frequently with pets, birds etc as characters; an apologue. Prototypically, Aesop's Fables.
    • Any story told to stimulate wonder; common talk; the motif of talk.
    • Fiction; untruth; falsehood.
    • A Feigned tale or story, intended to teach or entertain; a fictitious narration intended to enforce some useful truth or precept; an apologue. Start to see the Note under apologue.
    • The story, story, or connected number of activities, creating the main topic of an epic or remarkable poem.
    • Any tale told to stimulate question; typical talk; the theme of talk.
    • Fiction; untruth; falsehood.
    • A story; an account; particularly, a feigned or devised tale or story, intended to instruct or amuse; a fictitious narrative created to enforce some of good use truth or precept, or even introduce indirectly some viewpoint, in which imaginary people or beings also pets, plus inanimate things, are represented as speakers or actors; an apologue.
    • an account or record untrue in reality or compound, devised or “developed by well-known or poetic fancy or superstition also to some extent or at one time current in popular belief as true or real; a legend; a myth.
    • an account fabricated to deceive; a fiction; a falsehood; a lie: as, the story is perhaps all a fable.
    • The land or connected series of events in an epic or dramatic poem founded on imagination.
    • Subject of talk; gossip; byword.
    • Synonyms Allegory, Parable, an such like. (see simile).
    • creation, fabrication, hoax.
    • a deliberately untrue or improbable account
    • a quick moral story (often with animal characters)
    • an account about mythical or supernatural beings or events
  • verb-transitive:
    • To recount like true.
    • To feign; to create; to create, and discuss about it, as true or real; to share with of falsely.
    • To recount like true.
    • To feign; to create; to create, and talk about, as true or genuine; to share with of falsely.
  • verb-intransitive:
    • Archaic To create fables.
    • To compose fables; for this reason, to create or talk fiction ; to publish or utter what exactly is not true.
    • Archaic To create fables.
    • To write fables; ergo, to write or speak fiction ; to create or utter what's untrue.
  • verb:
    • To write fables; ergo, to publish or talk fiction ; to create or utter understanding incorrect.
    • To feign; to create; to devise, and talk about, as real or real; to share with of falsely.
    • To write fables; for this reason, to create or speak fiction ; to create or utter something incorrect.
    • To feign; to invent; to create, and discuss about it, as true or real; to tell of falsely.
  • others:
    • To talk.
    • To talk or write fiction; tell imaginary stories.
    • To talk falsely; misrepresent; lie: often made use of euphemistically.
    • To feign; invent; develop or fabricate; explain or relate feigningly.
    • To chat.
    • To talk or write fiction; inform imaginary tales.
    • To speak falsely; misrepresent; lie: often made use of euphemistically.
    • To feign; invent; create or fabricate; describe or connect feigningly.

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