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allegoric


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Allegoric  \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. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  allegoric 
  adj  :  used  in  or  characteristic  of  or  containing  allegory; 
  "allegorical  stories";  "an  allegorical  painting  of 
  Victory  leading  an  army"  [syn:  {allegorical}] 




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