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PROVERB

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does proverb mean? 

PROVERB (noun)
  The noun PROVERB has 1 sense:

1. a condensed but memorable saying embodying some important fact of experience that is taken as true by many people

  Familiarity information: PROVERB used as a noun is very rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


PROVERB (noun)


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Meaning:

A condensed but memorable saying embodying some important fact of experience that is taken as true by many people

Classified under:

Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents

Synonyms:

adage; byword; proverb; saw

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

expression; locution; saying (a word or phrase that particular people use in particular situations)


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