Adage meaning

ăd'ĭj
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.

noun
12
1
A saying that sets forth a general truth and that has gained credit through long use.
noun
9
1
An old saying that has been popularly accepted as a truth.
noun
8
1
An old saying, which has obtained credit by long use.
noun
8
1
An old saying, which has been overused or considered a cliché; a trite maxim.

“Like the poor cat i’ th’ adage” (Lady MacBeth)

noun
8
1
Advertisement

Origin of adage

  • French from Old French from Latin adagium
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
  • From French adage, from Latin adagium.
    From Wiktionary