Origin of adageFrench from Classical Latin adagium, adagio from ad-, to + aio, I say from an unverified form agyo from Indo-European base an unverified form ??-, speak, say
The definition of an adage is a saying that has come to be accepted as truth over time.
"The grass is always greener on the other side" is an example of an adage.
- Is the adage "The camera never lies" true?
- As the famous adage goes "The show must go on," and it did.
- You know the old adage "A picture is worth a thousand words."
- This goes to prove the old adage: "You get what you pay for."
- There is a common adage in science that the more you study a phenomenon, the more confusing it becomes.