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Definition of "proverb" []

  • A short pithy saying in frequent and widespread use that expresses a basic truth or practical precept. See Synonyms at saying. (noun)
  • See Table at Bible. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "proverb" in a sentence
  • "The proverb translates as advice to carry out a task in secret."
  • "This proverb is adapted from a line by the author William Congreve: "Hell hath no fury like (what?)"."
  • "If the proverb is accurate, we should get a list of 40 days."