from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Of the nature of a proverb.
- adj. Expressed in a proverb.
- adj. Widely referred to, as if the subject of a proverb; famous.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Of, resembling, or expressed as a proverb, cliché, fable, or fairy tale.
- adj. Widely known; famous; stereotypical.
- n. Used to replace a word that might be considered unacceptable in a particular situation, when using a well known phrase.
- n. The groin or the testicles.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Mentioned or comprised in a proverb; used as a proverb; hence, commonly known
- adj. Of or pertaining to proverbs; resembling a proverb.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Pertaining to proverbs; resembling or characteristic of a proverb: as, to express one's self with proverbial brevity.
- Mentioned in a proverb; used or current as a proverb: as, a proverbial saying; hence, commonly spoken of; well-known; notorious.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. widely known and spoken of
- adj. of or relating to or resembling or expressed in a proverb
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