The following statistics are based on the British National Corpus, so they are representative for the British English.
Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the noun allegory:
On this page:
- Definition of the noun allegory
- Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Allegory
- Online dictionaries and encyclopedias with entries for Allegory
- Photos about Allegory
- Video language resources about Allegory
- Quotes about Allegory
- Scrabble value of A1L1L1E1G2O1R1Y4
- Share this page
|Play/pause||Buy footage||Find more|
Definition of the noun allegory
What does allegory mean as a name of something?
noun - plural: allegories
- a short moral story (often with animal characters)
- lexical domain: Communicative Processes - nouns denoting communicative processes and contents
- synonyms of allegory: apologue / fable / parable
- more generic word: story = a piece of fiction that narrates a chain of related events
- more specific term: Aesop's fables = a collection of fables believed to have been written by the Greek storyteller Aesop
- instance: Pilgrim's Progress = an allegory written by John Bunyan in 1678
- a visible symbol representing an abstract idea
- lexical domain: Communicative Processes - nouns denoting communicative processes and contents
- synonym of allegory: emblem
- more generic terms: symbol / symbolic representation / symbolisation / symbolization = something visible that by association or convention represents something else that is invisible
- more specific terms:
- scarlet letter = the letter A in red
- cupid = a symbol for love in the form of a cherubic naked boy with wings and a bow and arrow
- donkey = the symbol of the Democratic Party
- dove = an emblem of peace
- eagle = an emblem representing power
- elephant = the symbol of the Republican Party
- fasces = bundle of rods containing an axe with the blade protruding; in ancient Rome it was a symbol of a magistrate's power
- national flag / ensign = an emblem flown as a symbol of nationality
- hammer and sickle = the emblem on the flag of the Soviet Union
- red flag = the emblem of socialist revolution
- Shield of David / Solomon's seal / Star of David / Magen David / Mogen David = a six-pointed star formed from two equilateral triangles
- badge = an emblem (a small piece of plastic or cloth or metal) that signifies your status
- Paschal Lamb / Agnus Dei = figure of a lamb
- maple-leaf = the emblem of Canada
- medallion = an emblem indicating that a taxicab is registered
- spread eagle = an emblem (an eagle with wings and legs spread) on the obverse of the Great Seal of the United States
- Hakenkreuz / swastika = the official emblem of the Nazi Party and the Third Reich
- an expressive style that uses fictional characters and events to describe some subject by suggestive resemblances; an extended metaphor
Alternative definition of the noun allegory
- The representation of abstract principles by characters or figures.
- A picture, book, or other form of communication using such representation.
- A symbolic representation.
- "Allegory" is a painting by the Italian Renaissance master Filippino Lippi, executed around 1498. It is now housed in the Uffizi Gallery of Florence.
- completed in (518 years ago)
- "Allegory" a.k.a. "Vision of a Knight" or The Dream of Scipio or Allegory is a small egg tempera painting on poplar by the Italian Renaissance artist Raphael, finished in 1504-1505. It is in the National Gallery in London. It probably formed a pair with the Three Graces panel, also 17 cm square, now in the Château de Chantilly museum.
- read more about Vision of a Knight
- "Allegory" is a musical album of Divinity.
- released on (8 years ago)
- "Allegory" is a musical single of The Cabriolets.
- "allegory" is a composition.
"Allegory" is a video game.
- developer: See Games
- genres: Strategy video game, Action game
- publisher: See Games
- released on (5 years ago)
Allegory: In the mathematical field category theory, an allegory is a category that has some of the structure of the category of sets and binary relations between them. Allegories can be used as an abstraction of categories of relations, and in this sense the theory of allegories is a generalization of relation algebra to relations between different sorts. Allegories are also useful in defining and investigating certain constructions in category theory, such as exact completions.
Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Allegory
Click on a title to look inside that book (if available):
Narrativity and Enaction by Yanna B. Popova
Allegory is the model rhetorical figure in Paul de Man's (1979) poststructuralist Allegories of Reading because it exemplifies for him the...
Other People's Stories (2010)
Entitlement Claims and the Critique of Empathy by Amy Shuman
Allegory is a primary trope for translating experience. Allegory in personal narrative is remarkable because although it is deeply contextual, depending on its occasion, listeners, and larger communicative situation for meaning, its meaning is ...
Bombs Away! (2006)
Representing the Air War Over Europe and Japan by Wilfried Wilms, William Rasch
By contrast, allegory is a marker of an absent wholeness and unity, hence Walter Benjamin's famous remark linking allegory and...
the importance of allegory is that it...
Allegory is an indication not only of what once was, but of what will be.
Harm's Way (2010)
Tragic Responsibility and the Novel Form by Sandra Macpherson
For Benjamin, as for Jameson after him, allegory is a critical operation whose similarity with the ontologic of...
An allegory is a figurative sentence or discourse, in which the principal subject is...
The most perfect form of inspired allegory is the eightieth Psalm, and the Song of Solomon ; and perhaps the most ...
Second Conference on Computability in Europe, CiE 2006, Swansea, UK, June 30-July 5, 2006, Proceedings by Arnold Beckmann, Ulrich Berger, Benedikt Löwe, John V. Tucker
Formally, an allegory is a category such that, for each pair of objects A and B, the class of arrows of type A←B forms an ordered set. In addition there is a converse operation on arrows and a meet (intersection) operation on pairs of arrows of ...
English Grammar (1846)
Style, Rhetoric, and Poetry ; to which are Added, Preparatory Logic ; And, Advice to the Student, on the Improvement of the Understanding by Richard Hiley
An Allegory is a continuation of metaphors, and represents one subject by another which is analogous to it. The subject thus represented...
The Language of Landscape (1998)
by Anne Whiston Spirn
An allegory is an extended metaphor, a story that can be read on more than one level, whose purpose is to enlighten...
"the allegory is that you must have a hazardous journey if you are to reach" paradise.33 The secret garden, "the heart of ...
An Illustrated Guide to Architectural Terms by Tom Porter
Allegory An allegory is a story where figures, in the form of humans, animals or superhumans (gods and fantasy figures) are used to illustrate abstract concepts, qualities or situations. Showing one thing and meaning another, allegory is a ...
Interpreting Translation (2005)
Studies on the LXX and Ezekiel in Honour of Johan Lust by Marc Vervenne, Brian Doyle
Jonah, the sailors, the Ninevites, the ship, are all metaphors; but an allegory is a specific genre. An allegory is a sort of blank exercise in which every metaphor can be filled in so that the story reveals its true content. The "good shepherd" in the ...
Grasping God's Word (2012)
A Hands-On Approach to Reading, Interpreting, and Applying the Bible by J. Scott Duvall, J. Daniel Hays
An allegory is a story that uses an extensive amount of symbolism. It is similar to a parable but generally has a greater degree of correspondence — that is, most or many of the details in the story represent something or carry some specific ...
by robert cheatham
Allegory as Concealment “Allegory is the name of a figure whose emphasis is concealment, and so it is the preeminent figure of the veil of words, the more so when it becomes clear that concealment is not quite the right word for the kind of ...
A Mieke Bal Reader (2006)
by Mieke Bal
Allegory is a historical reading attitude.
A Blake Dictionary (2013)
The Ideas and Symbols of William Blake by S. Foster Damon
ALLEGORY is a literary device in which abstractions are personified. "Allegories are things that Relate to Moral Virtues. Moral Virtues do not Exist; they are Allegories 8c dissimulations” ( U, ...
Christine de Pizan 2000. (2000)
by John Campbell, Nadia Margolis, Angus J. Kennedy
But for Christine, allegory is a principle as well as a literary technique. It invites serial interpretations while binding them together;
Romantic Writings (1996)
by Stephen Bygrave
Allegory is a mode of writing which has its origins in Greek literary forms and in the religious tradition of the Old and New Testament. In the late...
Voice of Masonry (1896)
An allegory is a figurative sentence or discourse, in which the principal subject is described by another subject resembling it in its properties or circumstances. An allegory differs from an apologue and a parable, in that the properties of persons ...
International Summer School and Workshop, Oxford, UK, April 10-14, 2000, Revised Lectures by Roland Backhouse, Roy Crole, Jeremy Gibbons
Formally an allegory is a category such that, for each pair of objects A and B, the class of arrows of type A←B forms an ordered set. In addition there is a converse operation on arrows and a meet (intersection) operation on pairs of arrows of ...
Poetry Dictionary (2006)
by John Drury
ALLEGORY (al'-eh-gore-ee; Greek, combining the words for "other" and "speak," meaning to speak of one thing in terms of something else) 1. Figurative language in which characters, images, and events stand for something abstract.
by David Edward Aune
Plato Apollonius Rhodius Xenophon Aratus Aeschines Philiscus Aristotle Homer the Younger Theophrastus Lycophron Nicander Theocritus Allegory, a transliteration of the Greek word dkknyopia meaning “ figurative or ...
Gradus, A-Z by Bernard Marie Dupriez
ALLEGORY A literary image in which the relationship between vehicle and tenor applies not globally, as in simile* or metaphor*, but element by element , with accompanying personification*. See Cuddon, Frye, Girard, Lanham, Littre, ...
by David L. Jeffrey
ALLEGORY "the analogy of the faith," harmony of divine teaching with that of other canonical books. Prudentius's Psycho- machia has been regarded as the first allegory completely modern in form; it features the hellum intestinum ...
A dictionary of terms in art (1870)
by Frederick William Fairholt
ALLEGORY. Properly, a figure having another meaning besides the risible one ; therefore, in a general sense, the intentional notification of a thing by means of another resembling it ; in a more limited sense, the declaration of an abstract idea ...
ALLEGORY. Properly, a figure having another meaning besides the visible one; therefore, in a general sense, the intentional notification of a thing by means of another resembling it; in a more limited by means of an imagc,-—the rendering ...
by George Ripley, Charles Anderson Dana
ALLEGORY are with those of pure intellect, and can therefore make one of these classes of objects serviceable to convey a more vivid apprehension of the other. Hence the allegory must always run from the world of sense to the world of ...
Online dictionaries and encyclopedias with entries for Allegory
Click on a label to prioritize search results according to that topic:
Photos about Allegory
Click on an item to view that photo:
Allegory has been used widely throughout the histories of all forms of art, largely because it readily illustrates complex ideas and concepts in ways that are comprehensible to its viewers, readers, or listeners.
Photo credit: 70023venus2009
Photo credit: Tom Hilton
- Street Art Allegory
(Rue = Street in French)
Photo credit: Aramis Funkographer
- Peter Oliver: The D'Avalos Allegory
Photo credit: davidshort
- Plato's Allegory of the Cave
Photo credit: Gadjou
- Victorian allegory
Photo credit: myeralan
If you need related images for an article or a report, you can download stock photos:
Video language resources about Allegory
Click on an item to play that video:
- Allegory: Definition & Examples
- Allegory Meaning
Video shows what allegory means. The representation of abstract principles by characters or figures.. A picture, book, or other form of communication using such ...
- Allegory of the Cave Explanation
eng extra credit :)
- Witch Word - Meaning of 'Allegory'
Witch School and Magick Tv brings you a video vocabulary of the Wiccan and Magickal World. The meaning of the Word 'Allegory' by Rodney.
- A basic explanation of Plato"s Allegory of t
The video is used to explain, briefly and basically, the allegory in Plato"s Allegory of the Cave. It is part of the Literary Terms Visualized website ...
- Allegory of the Cave: Comic and Explanation
Educational video concerning Plato's work, The Allegory of the Cave.-- Created using PowToon -- Free sign up at...
- The Allegory of the Cave Explanation
- Allegory in the Cave Explanation
- Son explanation of allegory of the cave
- Vocabulary Made Easy Meaning of Allegory, Synonyms, Antonyms and its Usage
- Allegory in the Cave Explanation
- Language Arts Project - Allegory
Period 3 Language Arts Ms.Kyes Created by: Jeeye Baeg Katy Watts Maria Georgey.
- Painting description of "Allegory of an Archangel" January 26, 2014 7:07 PM
- Allegory of the Cave, Language and Media
- Language and Media: Allegory of the Cave
- Allegory of the cave language and media project
See also the pronunciation examples of Allegory!
Quotes about Allegory
Scrabble value of A1L1L1E1G2O1R1Y4
The value of this 8-letter word is 12 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.
Share this page
Go to the usage examples of Allegory to see it in context!