Meaning of “proverb” in the English Dictionary


(Definition of “proverb” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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proverbnoun [ C ]

us /ˈprɑv·ərb/

literature a short statement, usually known by many people for a long time, that gives advice or expresses some common truth:

A Chinese proverb says that the longest journey begins with a single step.

(Definition of “proverb” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)