parable definition

  • noun:
    • A simple story illustrating a moral or spiritual concept.
    • a brief narrative illustrating a lesson (usually religious/moral) in contrast or analogy
    • an assessment; a similitude; particularly, a brief fictitious narrative of something that might actually occur in life or nature, in the form of which a moral is drawn.
    • an assessment; similitude.
    • Specifically An allegorical connection or representation from which a moral is drawn for training; an apologue.
    • Synonyms Metaphor, Comparison,etc. (see simile); Fable,etc. (see myth).
    • a quick ethical story (frequently with animal figures)
    • (New-Testament) the tales told by Jesus to share his religious message
  • verb:
    • To portray by parable.
  • adjective:
    • that may effortlessly be ready or acquired; accessible.
    • Procurable.
  • verb-transitive:
    • To represent by parable.
  • others:
    • To represent by a parable or allegorical representation.
    • with the capacity of becoming procured, ready, or provided.

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