Definition of 'proverb'
Example sentences containing 'proverb'
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`Let's change the old proverb ," said Adam, `from `A ruse is worth a tribe" to `A ruse is worth almost anything". KARA KUSH (2002)
Every man's personal proverb about himself is: "Whatever is, is right, in the best of all possible people. THE DICE MAN (2002)
Trends of 'proverb'
Used Occasionally. proverb is one of the 30000 most commonly used words in the Collins dictionary
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Translations for 'proverb'
British English: proverb /ˈprɒvɜːb/ NOUN
A proverb is a short sentence that people often quote, which gives advice or tells you something about life. For example, `A bird in the hand is worth two in the bush.'
An old proverb says, `The enemy of my enemy is my friend'.
- American English: proverb
- Arabic: مَثَل
- Brazilian Portuguese: provérbio
- Chinese: 谚语
- Croatian: poslovica
- Czech: přísloví
- Danish: talemåde
- Dutch: gezegde
- European Spanish: refrán
- Finnish: sananlasku
- French: proverbe
- German: Sprichwort
- Greek: παροιμία
- Italian: proverbio
- Japanese: ことわざ
- Korean: 격언
- Norwegian: ordspråk
- Polish: przysłowie
- European Portuguese: provérbio
- Romanian: proverb
- Russian: пословица
- Spanish: refrán
- Swedish: ordspråk
- Thai: สุภาษิต
- Turkish: atasözü
- Ukrainian: прислів'я
- Vietnamese: tục ngữ
Definition of proverb from the Collins English Dictionary
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