ETYM French parabole, Latin parabola, from Greek, a placing beside or together, a comparing, comparison, a parable, from Greek, to throw beside, compare; para beside + bolein to throw; cf. Skr. gal to drop. Related to Emblem, Gland, Palaver, Parabola, Parley, Parabole, Symbol.
(New Testament) Any of the stories told by Jesus to convey his religious message.