Associations to the word «Fables»

Wiktionary

FABLE, noun. A fictitious narrative intended to enforce some useful truth or precept, usually with animals, birds etc as characters; an apologue. Prototypically, Aesop's Fables.
FABLE, noun. Any story told to excite wonder; common talk; the theme of talk.
FABLE, noun. Fiction; untruth; falsehood.
FABLE, noun. The plot, story, or connected series of events forming the subject of an epic or dramatic poem.
FABLE, verb. (intransitive) (archaic) To compose fables; hence, to write or speak fiction; to write or utter what is not true.
FABLE, verb. (transitive) (archaic) To feign; to invent; to devise, and speak of, as true or real; to tell of falsely.

Dictionary definition

FABLE, noun. A deliberately false or improbable account.
FABLE, noun. A short moral story (often with animal characters).
FABLE, noun. A story about mythical or supernatural beings or events.

Wise words

The chief difference between words and deeds is that words are always intended for men for their approbation, but deeds can be done only for God.
Leo Tolstoy