Definitions for: Adage

[n] a condensed but memorable saying embodying some important fact of experience that is taken as true by many people

Webster (1913) Definition: Ad"age, n. [F. adage, fr. L. adagium; ad + the root of
L. aio I say.]
An old saying, which has obtained credit by long use; a

Letting ``I dare not'' wait upon ``I would,'' Like the
poor cat i' the adage. --Shak.

Syn: Axiom; maxim; aphorism; proverb; saying; saw; apothegm.
See Axiom.

Synonyms: byword, proverb, saw

See Also: expression, locution, saying

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