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2. a short moral story (often with animal characters)
3. (New Testament) any of the stories told by Jesus to convey his religious message
the parable of the prodigal son
4. A comparison; a similitude; specifically, a short fictitious narrative of something which might really occur in life or nature, by means of which a moral is drawn; as, the parables of Christ.
5. To represent by parable.