Definitions for proverbialprəˈvɜr bi əl

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. proverbial(adj)

    of or relating to or resembling or expressed in a proverb

    "he kicked the proverbial bucket"; "the proverbial grasshopper"

  2. proverbial(adj)

    widely known and spoken of

    "her proverbial lateness"; "the proverbial absentminded professor"; "your proverbial dizzy blonde"

Wiktionary

  1. proverbial(Noun)

    Used to replace a word that might be considered unacceptable in a particular situation, when using a well known phrase.

    I think we should be prepared in case the proverbial hits the fan.

  2. proverbial(Noun)

    The groin or the testicles.

  3. proverbial(Adjective)

    Of, resembling, or expressed as a proverb, clichu00E9, fable, or fairy tale.

  4. proverbial(Adjective)

    Widely known; famous; stereotypical.

    I grew up in a prefab house on Main Street in 1950s suburbia, the second and last child of a proverbial nuclear family.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Proverbial(adj)

    mentioned or comprised in a proverb; used as a proverb; hence, commonly known; as, a proverbial expression; his meanness was proverbial

  2. Proverbial(adj)

    of or pertaining to proverbs; resembling a proverb

  3. Origin: [L. proverbialis: cf. F. proverbial.]

Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of proverbial in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of proverbial in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Nazareno Paolocci:

    BDNF deficiency may not cause full-blown disease, but it could be the proverbial straw that leads to a 'broken heart,'.

  2. Quincy Krosby:

    The anxiety over the Fed meeting has abated for now, with the Fed using that word 'patient', you had the beginning of the proverbial Santa Claus rally.

  3. Eli Rosenbaum:

    Our World War II cases are the ultimate cold cases. All of the crimes took place many decades ago on the other side of a vast ocean, it's very much a search for the proverbial needle in a haystack.

  4. Bryan benjamin nicholls:

    to men and women alike your age just a number if you love the person for who they are what they are and respect there beliefs and accept them for who they are you love them in short love is all you need in a relationship and throw your age out the proverbial window.

  5. Chen Forng-Shean:

    Rice gives nourishment to the proverbial belly of the ethnic Chinese people. I used rice (as a medium) to encourage Taiwan's leader, Tsai Ing-wen, hoping that she can take care of the common people, so they don't need to endure hunger, and improve their financial situation.

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Translations for proverbial

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • příslovečnýCzech
  • diarhebolWelsh
  • sprichwörtlichGerman
  • παροιμιώδης, παροιμιακόςGreek
  • tunnettu, kuuluisa, maankuulu, sananlaskumainenFinnish
  • общеизвестный, пресловутыйRussian
  • allmänt kändSwedish

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