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Definition of proverb:
- a trite maxim; a similitude; a parable. The Hebrew word thus rendered ( mashal) has a wide signification. It comes from a root meaning " to be like," " parable." Rendered " proverb" in Isaiah 14:4 ; Habakkuk 2:6 ; " dark saying" in Psalms 49:4 , Numbers 12:8 . Ahab's defiant words in answer to the insolent demands of Benhadad, " Let not him that girdeth on his harness boast himself as he that putteth it off," is a well known instance of a proverbial saying ( 1 Kings 20:11 ).
- a condensed but memorable saying embodying some important fact of experience that is taken as true by many people
- An old and common saying; a phrase which is often repeated; especially, a sentence which briefly and forcibly expresses some practical truth, or the result of experience and observation; a maxim; a saw; an adage.
- A striking or paradoxical assertion; an obscure saying; an enigma; a parable.
- A familiar illustration; a subject of contemptuous reference.
- A drama exemplifying a proverb.
- To name in, or as, a proverb.
- To provide with a proverb.
- To write or utter proverbs.
- A short familiar sentence, forcibly expressing a well known truth or moral lesson: a byword:- pl. a book of the Old Testament.
- Short pithy sentence; by- word; adage.
- A brief, pithy saying; a maxim; byword.
- A short sentence expressing a well- known truth, or common fact familiar to experience; a maxim of wisdom; a maxim which is enigmatical; a by- word. Proverbs, a canonieal book of the Old Test, abounding in wise maxims bearing on the conduct of life.