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proverb - Meaning and Examples

Meaning of 'proverb' (Webster Dictionary)

1 . Proverb [ n.]
- 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.