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Definitions of fable

  1. To feign; to invent; to devise, and speak of, as true or real; to tell of falsely. Webster Dictionary DB
  2. To pretend; to tell of falsely. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  3. To feign; to invent. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  4. To compose fables; hence, to write or speak fiction ; to write or utter what is not true. Webster Dictionary DB
  5. a short moral story (often with animal characters) Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  6. a story about mythical or supernatural beings or events Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  7. A Feigned story or tale, intended to instruct or amuse; a fictitious narration intended to enforce some useful truth or precept; an apologue. See the Note under Apologue. Webster Dictionary DB
  8. The plot, story, or connected series of events, forming the subject of an epic or dramatic poem. Webster Dictionary DB
  9. Any story told to excite wonder; common talk; the theme of talk. Webster Dictionary DB
  10. Fiction; untruth; falsehood. Webster Dictionary DB
  11. A fictitious tale; an untruth; a story intended to teach a useful or moral truth, in which, usually, animals talk and act like human beings. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  12. A feigned story or tale intended to instruct or amuse; the plot or series of events in an epic or dramatic poem; fiction; a falsehood. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  13. A fictitious story; fiction embodying a general truth. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  14. A fictitious story embodying a moral, as where animals are the speakers; any fiction; legend; myth. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  15. A short tale or story intended to instruct or amuse, the incidents of which are improbable; an idle story; a falsehood. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

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Usage examples for fable

  1. There's no stopping me this side of grand opera,- that's no fable – The Inside of the Cup, Complete by Winston Churchill Last Updated: March 5, 2009
  2. Fable of the sun and north wind. – Clarissa, Volume 4 (of 9) History Of A Young Lady by Samuel Richardson
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