Variant of allegory
- a story in which people, things, and happenings have a hidden or symbolic meaning: allegories are used for teaching or explaining ideas, moral principles, etc.
- the presenting of ideas by means of such stories
- any symbol or emblem
Origin: Middle English allegorie ; from Classical Latin allegoria ; from Classical Greek allēgoria, description of one thing under the image of another ; from allos, other (see else) plush agoreuein, to speak in assembly ; from agora, agora