Definition of "fables" []

  • 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 (noun)
  • To relate or tell (fables) (verb)
  • To speak untruthfully; tell lies (verb)
  • To talk about or describe in the manner of a fable (verb)
  • Plural form of fable. (noun) (c) HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 2016 : Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License

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."