What does allegorical mean?

Definitions for allegoricalˌæl ɪˈgɔr ɪ kəl, -ˈgɒr-

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. allegorical, allegoric(adj)

    used in or characteristic of or containing allegory

    "allegorical stories"; "an allegorical painting of Victory leading an army"


  1. allegorical(Adjective)

    of, relating to, or containing allegory

Webster Dictionary

  1. Allegorical(adj)

    belonging to, or consisting of, allegory; of the nature of an allegory; describing by resemblances; figurative

  2. Origin: [F. allgorique, L. allegorius, fr. Gr. . See Allegory.]


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of allegorical in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of allegorical in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. John Nye:

    If someone sees an allegorical painting of three fancifully dressed people eating, call me and I'll come check it out.

  2. Samuel Johnson:

    I would rather see the portrait of a dog that I know, than all the allegorical paintings they can show me in the world.

  3. Andrew Schneider:

    If you're going to be a healer, it's not enough to read books and learn allegorical stories. you need to get your feet wet, get some clinical experience under your belt.

  4. Stanley Kubrick:

    You're free to speculate as you wish about the philosophical and allegorical meaning of the film—and such speculation is one indication that it has succeeded in gripping the audience at a deep level—but I don't want to spell out a verbal road map for 2001 that every viewer will feel obligated to pursue or else fear he's missed the point.

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