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German raconteur who told preposterous stories about his adventures as a soldier and hunter; his name is now associated with any telling of exaggerated stories or winning lies (1720-1797) Baron Munchausen , Karl Friedrich Hieronymus von Munchhausen , Munchausen , Munchhausen
fictional character of a rabbit who appeared in tales supposedly told by Uncle Remus and first published in 1880 Brer Rabbit
interesting but highly implausible story; often told as an excuse cock-and-bull story , fairy story , fairytale , fairy tale , song and dance
person told secrets confidant
moral truth told in story exemplum
story about fairies; told to amuse children fairy story , fairy tale , fairytale
evidence based on what someone has told the witness and not of direct knowledge hearsay evidence
(Old Testament) nephew of Abraham; God destroyed Sodom and Gomorrah but chose to spare Lot and his family who were told to flee without looking back at the destruction Lot
(Old Testament) when God destroyed Sodom and Gomorrah, Lot and his family were told to flee without looking back; Lot's wife was disobedient and was immediately changed into a pillar of salt Lot's wife
mother-in-law of Ruth whose story is told in the Book of Ruth in the Old Testament Naomi , Noemi
Hebrew patriarch who saved himself and his family and the animals by building an ark in which they survived 40 days and 40 nights of rain; the story of Noah and the flood is told in the Book of Genesis Noah
do what one is told obey
joke or witticism told in a single sentence one-liner
(New Testament) any of the stories told by Jesus to convey his religious message parable
story that is told in a novel or play or movie etc. plot
(Greek mythology) a beautiful princess loved by Cupid who visited her at night and told her she must not try to see him; became the personification of the soul Psyche
great-grandmother of king David whose story is told in the Book of Ruth in the Old Testament Ruth
story told or presented in episodes serial
not told untold
unimportant lie (especially one told to be tactful or polite) white lie
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