Variant of allegory
noun pl. allegories
- 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: ME allegorie < L allegoria < Gr allēgoria, description of one thing under the image of another < allos, other (see else) + agoreuein, to speak in assembly < agora, agora
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