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PARABLE

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does parable mean? 

PARABLE (noun)
  The noun PARABLE has 2 senses:

1. a short moral story (often with animal characters)
2. (New Testament) any of the stories told by Jesus to convey his religious message

  Familiarity information: PARABLE used as a noun is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


PARABLE (noun)


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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 ("parable" 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 "parable"):

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)


Sense 2parable [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

(New Testament) any of the stories told by Jesus to convey his religious message

Classified under:

Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents

Context example:

the parable of the prodigal son

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

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

Domain category:

New Testament (the collection of books of the Gospels, Acts of the Apostles, the Pauline and other epistles, and Revelation; composed soon after Christ's death; the second half of the Christian Bible)


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