The definition of an allegory is a story in which people, things or happenings have a symbolic meaning.(noun)
Aesop's Fables are an example of an allegory.
See allegory in Webster's New World College Dictionary
noun pl. allegories
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
See allegory in American Heritage Dictionary 4
noun pl. al·le·go·ries
Origin: Middle English allegorie
Origin: , from Latin allēgoria
Origin: , from Greek
Origin: , from allēgorein, to interpret allegorically
Origin: : allos, other; see al-1 in Indo-European roots
Origin: + agoreuein, to speak publicly (from agora, marketplace; see ger- in Indo-European roots).
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