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FABLE

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does fable mean? 

FABLE (noun)
  The noun FABLE has 3 senses:

1. a deliberately false or improbable account
2. a short moral story (often with animal characters)
3. a story about mythical or supernatural beings or events

  Familiarity information: FABLE used as a noun is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


FABLE (noun)


Sense 1fable [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A deliberately false or improbable account

Classified under:

Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents

Synonyms:

fable; fabrication; fiction

Hypernyms ("fable" is a kind of...):

falsehood; falsity; untruth (a false statement)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "fable"):

canard (a deliberately misleading fabrication)


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Meaning:

A short moral story (often with animal characters)

Classified under:

Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents

Synonyms:

allegory; apologue; parable; fable

Hypernyms ("fable" is a kind of...):

story (a piece of fiction that narrates a chain of related events)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "fable"):

Aesop's fables (a collection of fables believed to have been written by the Greek storyteller Aesop)

Instance hyponyms:

Pilgrim's Progress (an allegory written by John Bunyan in 1678)


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Meaning:

A story about mythical or supernatural beings or events

Classified under:

Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents

Synonyms:

legend; fable

Hypernyms ("fable" is a kind of...):

story (a piece of fiction that narrates a chain of related events)

Domain member category:

grail; Holy Grail; Sangraal ((legend) chalice used by Christ at the last supper)

Iseult; Isolde ((Middle Ages) the bride of the king of Cornwall who (according to legend) fell in love with the king's nephew (Tristan) after they mistakenly drank a love potion that left them eternally in love with each other)

Tristan; Tristram ((Middle Ages) the nephew of the king of Cornwall who (according to legend) fell in love with his uncle's bride (Iseult) after they mistakenly drank a love potion that left them eternally in love with each other)

Sisyphus ((Greek legend) a king in ancient Greece who offended Zeus and whose punishment was to roll a huge boulder to the top of a steep hill; each time the boulder neared the top it rolled back down and Sisyphus was forced to start again)

Midas ((Greek legend) the greedy king of Phrygia who Dionysus gave the power to turn everything he touched into gold)

hagiology (literature narrating the lives (and legends) of the saints)

King Arthur's Round Table; Round Table ((legend) the circular table for King Arthur and his knights)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "fable"):

Arthurian legend (the legend of King Arthur and his court at Camelot)


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