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Meaning of ADAGE

Pronunciation:  'adij

WordNet Dictionary
[n]  a condensed but memorable saying embodying some important fact of experience that is taken as true by many people

ADAGE is a 5 letter word that starts with A.


 Synonyms: byword, proverb, saw
 See Also: expression, locution, saying



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Ad"age\, n. [F. adage, fr. L. adagium; ad + the root of
L. aio I say.]
An old saying, which has obtained credit by long use; a

      Letting ``I dare not'' wait upon ``I would,'' Like the
      poor cat i' the adage.                   --Shak.

Syn: Axiom; maxim; aphorism; proverb; saying; saw; apothegm.
     See {Axiom}.

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