(noun, adjective, verb)


1. (obsolete) That can easily be prepared or procured; obtainable.


1. a short moral story (often with animal characters)

Similar word(s): allegory, apologue, fable

Definition categories: communication, story

2. (New Testament) any of the stories told by Jesus to convey his religious message

- the parable of the prodigal son

Definition categories: communication, story

Sentences with parable as a noun:

- In the New Testament the parables told by Jesus convey His message, as in "The parable of the prodigal son"

- Catholic sermons normally draw on at least one Biblical lecture, often parables.


1. (transitive) To represent by parable.

- Which by the ancient sages was thus parabled. — Milton.