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Meaning of ALLEGORIC

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[adj]  used in or characteristic of or containing allegory; "allegorical stories"; "an allegorical painting of Victory leading an army"
 

ALLEGORIC is a 9 letter word that starts with A.

 

 Synonyms: allegorical, representative
 

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Al`le*gor"ic\, Allegorical \Al`le*gor"ic*al\, a. [F.
all['e]gorique, L. allegorius, fr. Gr. ?. See {Allegory}.]
Belonging to, or consisting of, allegory; of the nature of an
allegory; describing by resemblances; figurative. ``An
allegoric tale.'' --Falconer. ``An allegorical application.''
--Pope.

      Allegorical being . . . that kind of language which
      says one thing, but means another.       --Max Miller.
{Al`le*gor"ic*al*ly}, adv. -- {Al`le*gor"ic*al*ness}, n.

 

 

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