Simple Definition of parable
: a short story that teaches a moral or spiritual lesson; especially : one of the stories told by Jesus Christ and recorded in the Bible
Full Definition of parable
: example; specifically : a usually short fictitious story that illustrates a moral attitude or a religious principle
Examples of parable
He told the children a parable about the importance of forgiveness.
the parable of the Good Samaritan
Origin of parable
Middle English, from Anglo-French, from Late Latin parabola, from Greek parabolē comparison, from paraballein to compare, from para- + ballein to throw — more at devil
First Known Use: 14th century
PARABLE Defined for Kids
Definition of parable
: a simple story that teaches a moral lesson
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