Allegoric Al`le*gor"ic, Allegorical Al`le*gor"ic*al, a. [F. all['e]gorique, L. allegorius, fr. Gr. ?. See {Allegory}.] Belonging to, or consisting of, allegory; of the nature of an allegory; describing by resemblances; figurative. ``An allegoric tale.'' --Falconer. ``An allegorical application.'' --Pope. [1913 Webster]

Allegorical being . . . that kind of language which says one thing, but means another. --Max Miller. [1913 Webster] {Al`le*gor"ic*al*ly}, adv. -- {Al`le*gor"ic*al*ness}, n. [1913 Webster]

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  • allegoricalness — noun see allegorical * * * allegoricalness ? Obs. 0 (ælɪˈgɒrɪkəlnɪs) [f. as prec. + ness.] The quality of being allegorical. in Bailey; whence in Johnson …   Useful english dictionary

  • allegoricalness — noun see allegorical …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • allegoricalness — noun The state or quality of being allegorical …   Wiktionary

  • allegoricalness — al·le·gor·i·cal·ness …   English syllables

  • allegorical — adjective Date: 1528 1. of, relating to, or having the characteristics of allegory 2. having hidden spiritual meaning that transcends the literal sense of a sacred text • allegorically adverb • allegoricalness noun …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • allegorical — allegorically, adv. allegoricalness, n. /al i gawr i keuhl, gor /, adj. consisting of or pertaining to allegory; of the nature of or containing allegory; figurative: an allegorical poem; an allegorical meaning. Also, allegoric. [1520 30; < LL… …   Universalium

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