fabrication, fiction, fable(noun)
a deliberately false or improbable account
fable, parable, allegory, apologue(noun)
a short moral story (often with animal characters)
a story about mythical or supernatural beings or events
A fictitious narration intended to enforce some useful truth or precept, usually with animals, birds etc as characters; an apologue. Prototypically, Aesop's Fables.
Any story told to excite wonder; common talk; the theme of talk.
Fiction; untruth; falsehood.
To compose fables; hence, to write or speak fiction ; to write or utter what is not true.
To feign; to invent; to devise, and speak of, as true or real; to tell of falsely.
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
the plot, story, or connected series of events, forming the subject of an epic or dramatic poem
any story told to excite wonder; common talk; the theme of talk
fiction; untruth; falsehood
to compose fables; hence, to write or speak fiction ; to write or utter what is not true
to feign; to invent; to devise, and speak of, as true or real; to tell of falsely
Origin: [F., fr. L. fabula, fr. fari to speak, say. See Ban, and cf. Fabulous, Fame.]
Fable is a literary genre. A fable is a succinct fictional story, in prose or verse, that features animals, mythical creatures, plants, inanimate objects or forces of nature which are anthropomorphized, and that illustrates or leads to an interpretation of a moral lesson, which may at the end be added explicitly in a pithy maxim. A fable differs from a parable in that the latter excludes animals, plants, inanimate objects, and forces of nature as actors that assume speech and other powers of humankind. Usage has not always been so clearly distinguished. In the King James Version of the New Testament, "μῦθος" was rendered by the translators as "fable" in First and Second Timothy, in Titus and in First Peter. A person who writes fables is a fabulist.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
fā′bl, n. a narrative in which things irrational, and sometimes inanimate, are, for the purpose of moral instruction, feigned to act and speak with human interests and passions: any tale in literary form, not necessarily probable in its incidents, intended to instruct or amuse: the plot or series of events in an epic or dramatic poem: a fiction or myth: a ridiculous story, as in 'old wives' fables,' a falsehood: subject of common talk.—v.i. to tell fictitious tales: (obs.) to tell falsehoods.—v.t. to feign: to invent.—p.adj. Fā′bled, mythical.—n. Fā′bler, a writer or narrator of fictions.—adj. Fab′ular.—v.i. Fab′ulīse, to write fables, or to speak in fables.—ns. Fab′ulist, one who invents fables; Fabulos′ity, Fab′ulousness.—adj. Fab′ulous, feigned, false: related in fable: immense, amazing.—adv. Fab′ulously. [Fr. fable—L. fabula, fāri, to speak.]
The numerical value of fable in Chaldean Numerology is: 1
The numerical value of fable in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
What is history but a fable agreed upon.
The day will come when the mystical generation of Jesus by the Supreme Being in the womb of a virgin, will be classed with the fable of the generation of Minerva in the brain of Jupiter.
I want people to see that Fable is going to be impactful on a child, there’s so much stuff out there that parents have to assess. With this, they know there is something that will make their children smarter, it’s something that will impact a child’s growth.
I had to kind of squeeze it. and it's maybe the reason why the end result is a 'fable'. I stayed within the frame of something that is not a historical approach it's a much more poetic approach. If anything maybe too poetic, within the circumstances. But it's what came out over that short time.
We listened to teachers for feedback on how the tablet was most effective, one thing that teachers loved was that the tablet did not replace physical, hands-on learning. For instance, you can use Fable to design a ‘frog catcher.’ Create the drawing on the tablet, answer questions, give them physical materials like a shoe box and construction paper and then answer an assessment afterward on the tablet. It’s all about digital to physical back to digital. That is really where education is headed from a deployment standpoint.
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- təmsil, əfsanəAzerbaijani
- съчинявам басни, изми́слица, измислям, ба́сня, при́тчаBulgarian
- fable, fabulere, fabelDanish
- fabulieren, FabelGerman
- taru, puhua, satu, tarina, juttu, sepittää, valeFinnish
- conte, fableFrench
- költ, kohol, mese, mesélHungarian
- 寓言, 寓話Japanese
- pakikīrehe, kōrero taraMāori
- ба́сна, фабулира, измислуваMacedonian
- fabelNorwegian Nynorsk
- ба́сня, ска́зка, небыли́ца, ба́йка, при́тча, вы́думка, басняRussian
- басна, basna, skazna, bȃjka, сказна, бајкаSerbo-Croatian
- bájka, rozprávkaSlovak
- fabul, përrallëAlbanian
- saga, berättelseSwedish
- матал, афсона, масалTajik
- öykünce, fablTurkish
- ба́йка, ка́зкаUkrainian
- ngụ ngônVietnamese
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