KJV Dictionary Definition: fable
FABLE, n. L., Gr. The radical sense is that which is spoken or told.
1. A feigned story or tale, intended to instruct or amuse; a fictitious narration intended to enforce some useful truth or precept.
Jothams fable of the trees is the oldest extant, and as beautiful as any made since.
2. Fiction in general; as, the story is all a fable.
3. An idle story; vicious or vulgar fictions.
But refuse profane and old wives fables. 1 Timothy 4.
4. The plot, or connected series of events, in an epic or dramatic poem.
The moral is the first business of the poet; this being formed, he contrives such a design or fable as may be most suitable to the moral.
5. Falsehood; a softer term for a lie.
1. To feign; to write fiction.
Vain now the tales which fabling poets tell.
2. To tell falsehoods; as, he fables not.
FABLE, v.t. To feign; to invent; to devise and speak of, as true or real.
The hell thou fablest.
1. Feigned; invented, as stories.
2. a. Told or celebrated in fables.
Hail, fabled grotto.
FABLING, ppr. Feigning; devising, as stories; writing or uttering false stories.