ETYM French adage, from Latin adagium; ad + the root of Latin aio I say.
An old saying, which has obtained credit by long use; a proverb.
A condensed but memorable saying embodying some important fact of experience that is taken as true by many people
1. A proverbial saying; proverb
2 One that personifies a type; one that is noteworthy or notorious
4. A frequently used word or phrase. by word
1. A noteworthy statement: as a formal pronouncement of a principle, proposition, or opinion; an observation intended or regarded as authoritative
2. A judge's expression of opinion on a point other than the precise issue involved in determining a case
3. Axiom; saying; apophthegm.
(Latin) “himself he said (it)”; dogmatic statement; dictum.An unsupported assertion.
ETYM French maxime, Latin maxima (sc. sententia), the greatest sentence, proposition, or axiom, i. e., of the greatest weight or authority, fem. from maximus greatest, superl. of magnus great. Related to Magnitude, Maximum.
A saying that widely accepted on its own merits; SYN. axiom.
Saying or proverb that gives moral guidance or a piece of advice on the way to live (“First come, first served”; “Better late than never”).
ETYM Old Eng. proverbe, French proverbe, from Latin proverbium; pro before, for + verbum a word. Related to Verb.
A condensed but memorable saying embodying some important fact of experience that is taken as true by many people; SYN. adage, saw, byword.
Piece of received, traditional wisdom expressed in a pithy, often metaphorical manner (“a bird in the hand is worth two in the bush”; “a stitch in time saves nine”).
1. A hand or power tool or a machine used to cut hard material (as wood, metal, or bone) and equipped usually with a toothed blade or disk, Having a toothed blade for cutting.
2. Saying or proverb
A word or phrase that particular people use in particular situations; SYN. expression, locution.