1. Noun.  A fictitious narration intended to enforce some useful truth or precept, usually with animals, birds etc as characters; an apologue. Prototypically, Aesop's Fables.
  2. Noun.  Any story told to excite wonder; common talk; the theme of talk.
  3. Noun.  Fiction; untruth; falsehood.
  4. Verb.  (intransitive, archaic) To compose fables; hence, to write or speak fiction ; to write or utter what is not true.
  5. Verb.  (transitive, archaic) To feign; to invent; to devise, and speak of, as true or real; to tell of falsely.

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