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All that passes is raised to the dignity of expression; all that happens is raised to the dignity of meaning. Everything is either symbol or parable.
Paul Claudel

Meaning of "parable" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD PARABLE

From Old French parabole, from Latin parabola comparison, from Greek parabolē analogy, from paraballein to throw alongside, from para-1 + ballein to throw.
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PRONUNCIATION OF PARABLE

parable  [ˈpærəbəl] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF PARABLE

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Parable is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES PARABLE MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Parable

A parable is a succinct, didactic story, in prose or verse, which illustrates one or more instructive lessons or principles. It differs from a fable in that fables employ animals, plants, inanimate objects, or forces of nature as characters, whereas parables have human characters. A parable is a type of analogy. Some scholars of the canonical gospels and the New Testament apply the term "parable" only to the parables of Jesus, though that is not a common restriction of the term. Parables such as "The Prodigal Son" are central to Jesus' teaching method in both the canonical narratives and the apocrypha.

Definition of parable in the English dictionary

The definition of parable in the dictionary is a short story that uses familiar events to illustrate a religious or ethical point related adjectives parabolic parabolical. Other definition of parable is any of the stories of this kind told by Jesus Christ.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH PARABLE


admirable
ˈædmərəbəl
adorable
əˈdɔːrəbəl
arable
ˈærəbəl
comparable
ˈkɒmpərəbəl
considerable
kənˈsɪdərəbəl
desirable
dɪˈzaɪərəbəl
durable
ˈdjʊərəbəl
honorable
ˈɒnərəbəl
honourable
ˈɒnərəbəl
horrible
ˈhɒrəbəl
inarable
ɪnˈærəbəl
inenarrable
ˌɪnɪˈnærəbəl
memorable
ˈmɛmərəbəl
miserable
ˈmɪzərəbəl
nonarable
ˌnɒnˈærəbəl
recoverable
rɪˈkʌvərəbəl
sparable
ˈspærəbəl
terrible
ˈtɛrəbəl
vulnerable
ˈvʌlnərəbəl
wearable
ˈwɛərəbəl

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE PARABLE

parabases
parabasis
parabema
parabematic
paraben
parabiosis
parabiotic
parabiotically
parablast
parablastic
parablepsis
parablepsy
parableptic
parabola
parabolanus
parabole
parabolic
parabolic aerial
parabolical
parabolically

WORDS THAT END LIKE PARABLE

able
administrable
deliverable
deplorable
favourable
impenetrable
incomparable
incurable
innumerable
inseparable
intolerable
measurable
operable
pleasurable
separable
the Honourable
tolerable
transferable
unbearable
undesirable
venerable

Synonyms and antonyms of parable in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «PARABLE»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «parable» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of parable

Translation of «parable» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF PARABLE

Find out the translation of parable to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of parable from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «parable» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

寓言
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

parábola
570 millions of speakers

English

parable
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

दृष्टान्त
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

المثل
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

притча
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

parábola
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

দৃষ্টান্ত
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

parabole
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Perumpamaan
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Gleichnis
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

たとえ話
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

우화
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Pasemon
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

dụ ngôn
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

நீதிக்கதைகள்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

सांगतात
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

kıssa
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

parabola
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

przypowieść
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

притча
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

parabolă
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

παραβολή
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

gelykenis
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

liknelsen
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

lignelsen
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of parable

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «PARABLE»

The term «parable» is quite widely used and occupies the 35.432 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «PARABLE» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about parable

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10 QUOTES WITH «PARABLE»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word parable.
1
David Josiah Brewer
The better life rests less on the prohibitions of the Ten Commandments and more on the parable of the Good Samaritan and the Golden Rule.
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Paul Claudel
All that passes is raised to the dignity of expression; all that happens is raised to the dignity of meaning. Everything is either symbol or parable.
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Greg Daniels
Whenever the boss has 'fun' activities, there's got to be a parable or a lesson. Employees feel like they're supposed to be taking notes.
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Lauren DeStefano
When I am writing anything in general, I just want to tell the story that exists in my head; I don't try to write a parable or make a point.
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Austin Farrer
Christ does not save us by acting a parable of divine love; he acts the parable of divine love by saving us. That is the Christian faith.
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Julian Fellowes
What I dislike about movie culture is that it often presents a parable of our problems - but the issues are all straightforward and the people are either nice or they're not. In real life, everyone falls between those perimeters, but not many American films operate in that grey area.
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Peter Morgan
If you have distance from the events, then your story can work as an analogy or parable rather than its literal narrative.
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Malcolm Muggeridge
Every happening, great and small, is a parable whereby God speaks to us, and the art of life is to get the message.
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Tony Oller
My favorite parable for living a positive and influential life is the Golden Rule: 'Do unto others what you would have them do unto you.'
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Simone Weil
Every perfect life is a parable invented by God.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «PARABLE»

Discover the use of parable in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to parable and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
Parable of the Talents
Lauren Olamina's love is divided among her young daughter, her community, and the revelation that led her to found a new faith that teaches 'God Is Change'.
Octavia E. Butler, 2014
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Hear Then the Parable: A Commentary on the Parables of Jesus
Bernard Brandon Scott's Hear Then The Parable is a superb synthesis of where we have come from in terms of literary analysis and where we are going in terms of social analysis.
Bernard Brandon Scott, 1989
3
Doubt: A Parable
Set in a Bronx Catholic school in 1964, a nun is faced with uncertainty as she has grave concerns for a male colleague.
John Patrick Shanley, 2010
4
Parable of the Sower
This ebook features an illustrated biography of Octavia E. Butler including rare images from the author’s estate.
Octavia E. Butler, 2012
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The Pumpkin Patch Parable
Tells a parable in which a farmer turns a simple pumpkin into a glorious sight to illustrate that God wants His children to be full of light.
Liz Curtis Higgs, 2010
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Metaphor and Parable: A Systematic Analysis of the Specific ...
In Danish: side 241-245
Mogens Stiller Kjärgaard, 1986
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The Hasidic Parable
Acclaimed author Wineman takes readers through the great works of Hasidic storytellers.
Aryeh Wineman, 2001
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Parable and Politics in Early Islamic History: The Rashidun ...
The story of the succession to the Prophet Muhammad and the rise of the Rashidun Caliphate (632-661 AD) has been familiar to historians from the political histories of medieval Islam, which lend a factual credibility to scholarly narratives ...
Tayeb El-Hibri, 2013
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Parable and Story in Judaism and Christianity
A scholarly study of the parables and stories in biblical tradition to help discover the common heritage of Christians and Jews.
Clemens Thoma, Michael Wyschogrod, 1989
10
Parable of the Dancing God
In this brief and easy-to-read IVP booklet, C. Baxter Kruger vividly retells the parable of the prodigal son (including the full text of Luke 15:1-32).
C. Baxter Kruger, 2010

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «PARABLE»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term parable is used in the context of the following news items.
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Whitewashing the Black Panthers
When the theater lights dim and the PBS logo dissolves, a disembodied voice tells a parable of three blind men running their hands over the ... «Daily Beast, Jul 15»
2
Voice of the Monkey Boy: A Communication Parable
This is a parable I wrote a few years ago with a student, Krysta Tabuchi. I'm using it here to illustrate the journey of Vocal Power. «Huffington Post, Jul 15»
3
In 'Go Set a Watchman,' Harper Lee offers a parable about political …
ACCEPTANCE: In her new novel, Harper Lee revisits the characters she made famous in To Kill a Mockingbird, but turns our perceptions of ... «Watchdog.org, Jul 15»
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MOVIE REVIEW: A pugilistic parable of transformation in 'Southpaw'
But Fuqua, an avid boxer himself, has pushed the pugilistic parable even further. “Southpaw” is downright Old Testament. As a tale of ... «San Angelo Standard Times, Jul 15»
5
Dishonest steward parable ripe for discussion
I have spent the last two months reviewing some of the stories, which Jesus left with us to ponder. Pondering is my favorite sport. At times my ... «Mat-Su Valley Frontiersman, Jul 15»
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'Southpaw' is a pugilist parable of transformation
... as a training montage. But Fuqua, an avid boxer himself, has pushed the pugilist parable even further. Southpaw is downright Old Testament. «Akron Beacon Journal, Jul 15»
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Review: 'Southpaw' a pugilist parable of transformation
... film, redemption is as much a certainty as a training montage. But Fuqua, an avid boxer himself, has pushed the pugilist parable even further. «The News Journal, Jul 15»
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Humble Jumbo Bundle 4 Now Available: Buy The Stanley Parable
Humble Bundle's Humble Jumbo Bundle 4 (say that five times fast) has an all-new pay-what-you-want package this week. A few of the games ... «iDigitalTimes.com, Jul 15»
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Nitish's Rahim parable on BJP directed at Lalu?
PATNA: The JD(U)-RJD alliance, a doubtful starter from its inception, was tottering on Wednesday when Bihar CM Nitish Kumar tweeted a ... «Times of India, Jul 15»
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Harper Lee's new book is today's perfect parable
Those who lament what they see as betrayal in Harper Lee's “Go Set a Watchman” miss the entire point of the story. Yes, Atticus Finch is ... «Fresno Bee, Jul 15»

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« EDUCALINGO. Parable [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/parable>. Dec 2019 ».
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