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

To use the same words is not a sufficient guarantee of understanding; one must use the same words for the same genus of inward experience; ultimately one must have one's experiences in common.
Friedrich Nietzsche