HyperDic: parable

English > 2 senses of the word parable:
NOUNcommunicationparable, fable, allegory, apologuea short / short moral story (often with animal characters)
communicationparable(New Testament) any of the stories told by Jesus to convey his religious message
parable > pronunciation
Soundspeh'rahbahl
Rhymesabdominal ... zoological: 2115 rhymes with ahl...
English > parable: 2 senses > noun 1, communication
MeaningA short / short moral story (often with animal characters).
Synonymsfable, allegory, 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
Adjectivesparabolic, parabolicalresembling or expressed by parables
English > parable: 2 senses > noun 2, communication
Meaning(New Testament) any of the stories told by Jesus to convey his religious message.
Example"the parable of the prodigal son"
CategoryNew TestamentThe collection of books of the Gospels, Acts of the Apostles, the Pauline and other epistles, and Revelation
BroaderstoryA piece of fiction that narrates a chain of related events
Adjectivesparabolic, parabolicalresembling or expressed by parables

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