- 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.
2 . Proverb
[ v. i.]
- To write or utter proverbs.
3 . Proverb
[ v. t.]
- To name in, or as, a proverb. - To provide with a proverb.