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Definition of Fables

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tale, story that is not based on fact; fictitious story having supernatural elements, legend, myth, fairy tale
Fables Definition from Social Science Dictionaries & Glossaries
Dream Dictionary
To dream of reading or telling fables, denotes pleasant tasks and a literary turn of mind. To the young, it signifies romantic attachments.

To hear, or tell, religious fables, denotes that the dreamer will become very devotional.
Ten Thousand Dreams Interpreted, or "What's in a dream": a scientific and practical exposition; By Gustavus Hindman, 1910. For the open domain e-text see: Guttenberg Project
Fables Definition from Encyclopedia Dictionaries & Glossaries
English Wikipedia - The Free Encyclopedia
Fable is a literary genre: a succinct fictional story, in prose or verse, that features animals, mythical creatures, plants, inanimate objects, or forces of nature that are anthropomorphized (given human qualities, such as verbal communication) and that illustrates or leads to an interpretation of a moral lesson (a "moral"), which may at the end be added explicitly as a pithy maxim.

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Fables Definition from Language, Idioms & Slang Dictionaries & Glossaries
WordNet 2.0

1. a deliberately false or improbable account
(synonym) fabrication, fiction
(hypernym) falsehood, falsity, untruth, false statement
(hyponym) canard
2. a short moral story (often with animal characters)
(synonym) parable, allegory, apologue
(hypernym) story
(hyponym) Aesop's fables
3. a story about mythical or supernatural beings or events
(synonym) legend
(hypernym) story
(hyponym) Arthurian legend
(class) grail, Holy Grail, Sangraal