Definition of "fables" [fables]

  • (noun) Plural form of fable.
  • (noun) a short moral story, esp one with animals as characters
  • (noun) a false, fictitious, or improbable account; fiction or lie
  • (noun) a story or legend about supernatural or mythical characters or events
  • (noun) legends or myths collectively
  • (noun) the plot of a play or of an epic or dramatic poem
  • (verb) to relate or tell (fables)
  • (verb) to speak untruthfully; tell lies
  • (verb) to talk about or describe in the manner of a fable

Use "fables" in a sentence

  • "The King James Version uses the word fables, which translates to the Greek word for myths, which is muthos ."
  • "And from the remembrances thus preserved and transmitted by tradition, each generation obscuring or exaggerating them, have descended what we call fables of antiquity, -- great facts, now dimly remembered and darkly presented, as shadowed over by the mists of long ages."
  • "Fairies as commonly understood in fables and fairy tales are not of that sort."

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