Associations to the word «Parable»


PARABLE, noun. A short narrative illustrating a lesson (usually religious/moral) by comparison or analogy
PARABLE, verb. (transitive) To represent by parable.
PARABLE, adjective. (obsolete) That can easily be prepared or procured; obtainable.

Dictionary definition

PARABLE, noun. A short moral story (often with animal characters).
PARABLE, noun. (New Testament) any of the stories told by Jesus to convey his religious message; "the parable of the prodigal son".

Wise words

Words, words, words! They shut one off from the universe. Three quarters of the time one's never in contact with things, only with the beastly words that stand for them.
Aldous Huxley