|1.||[ noun ] (writing) a short moral story (often with animal characters)|
|Synonyms:||allegory apologue fable|
|Related terms:||story Aesop's_fables pilgrim's_progress allegorize allegorize|
|2.||[ noun ] (New Testament) any of the stories told by Jesus to convey his religious message|
"the parable of the prodigal son"
|Related terms:||story New_Testament|