HyperDic: allegory

English > 3 senses of the word allegory:
NOUNcommunicationallegory, fable, parable, apologuea short / short moral story (often with animal characters)
communicationallegory, emblema visible symbol representing an abstract idea
communicationallegoryan expressive style that uses fictional characters and events to describe some subject / subject by suggestive resemblances
allegory > pronunciation
Soundsae'lahgao.riy
Rhymesaccusatory ... zealotry: 432 rhymes with riy...
English > allegory: 3 senses > noun 1, communication
MeaningA short / short moral story (often with animal characters).
Synonymsfable, parable, apologue
InstancesPilgrim's ProgressAn allegory written by John Bunyan in 1678
NarrowerAesop's fablesA collection of fables believed to have been written by the Greek storyteller Aesop
BroaderstoryA piece of fiction that narrates a chain of related events
Spanishalegoría, aplogo, apólogo, fábula, parábola
Catalanal·legoria, apòleg, faula, paràbola
Adjectivesallegoricalused in or characteristic of or containing allegory
Verbsallegorize, allegorisemake into an allegory
allegorize, allegoriseinterpret as an allegory
English > allegory: 3 senses > noun 2, communication
MeaningA visible symbol representing an abstract idea.
Synonymemblem
NarrowerAgnus Dei, Paschal Lambfigure of a lamb
Star of David, Shield of David, Magen David, Mogen David, Solomon's sealA six-pointed star formed from two equilateral triangles
badgeAn emblem (a small piece of plastic or cloth or metal) that signifies your status (rank or membership or affiliation etc.)
cupidA symbol for love / love in the form of a cherubic naked boy with wings and a bow and arrow
donkeyThe symbol of the Democratic Party
doveAn emblem of peace
eagleAn emblem representing power
elephantThe symbol of the Republican Party
fascesbundle of rods containing an axe with the blade protruding
hammer and sickleThe emblem on the flag of the Soviet Union
maple-leafThe emblem of Canada
medallionAn emblem indicating that a taxicab is registered
national flag, ensignAn emblem flown as a symbol of nationality
red flagThe emblem of socialist revolution
scarlet letterThe letter A in red
spread eagleAn emblem (an eagle with wings and legs spread) on the obverse of the Great Seal of the United States
swastika, HakenkreuzThe official emblem of the Nazi Party and the Third Reich
Broadersymbol, symbolization, symbolisation, symbolic representationSomething visible that by association or convention represents something else that is invisible
Spanishalegoría, divisa, emblema, símbolo
Catalandivisa, emblema
Adjectivesallegoricalused in or characteristic of or containing allegory
Verbsallegorize, allegorisemake into an allegory
allegorize, allegoriseinterpret as an allegory
English > allegory: 3 senses > noun 3, communication
MeaningAn expressive style that uses fictional characters and events to describe some subject / subject by suggestive resemblances; an extended metaphor.
Broaderexpressive style, styleA way of expressing something (in language or art or music etc.) that is characteristic of a particular person or group of people or period
Spanishalegoría
Adjectivesallegorical, allegoricused in or characteristic of or containing allegory
Verbsallegorize, allegorisemake into an allegory
allegorize, allegoriseinterpret as an allegory

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