A Feigned story or tale, intended to instruct or amuse; a fictitious narration intended to enforce some useful truth or precept; an apologue. See the Note under Apologue.
- A usually short narrative making an edifying or cautionary point and often employing as characters animals that speak and act like humans.
- A story about legendary persons and exploits.
- A falsehood; a lie.
- To recount as if true.
- Archaic To compose fables.