To be clear,
First, all quotes, proverbs, idioms, aphorisms, expressions, etc., are terms. The definition of a term is a word or group of words that has a special meaning, a specific time period or a condition of a contract. In this case, it is the first definition or a word or group of words that has a special meaning.
Second, all the terms are typically nouns and sometimes they’re verbs. The definition of a noun is a word that functions as the name of some specific thing or set of things, such as living creatures, objects, places, actions, qualities, states of existence, or ideas. A verb is a word used to describe an action, state, or occurrence, and forming the main part of the predicate of a sentence, such as hear, become, happen.
I don’t profess to be an expert in English by any means, so if I am wrong on this, or anything else on this page, please do not hesitate to contact me with a polite suggestions for correction.
a short pithy saying in general use, stating a general truth or piece of advice. Or, a simple, concrete, traditional saying that expresses a perceived truth based on common sense or experience. Proverbs are often metaphorical and use formulaic language. Collectively, they form a genre of folklore.
Similar: saying, adage, saw, maxim, axiom, motto, aphorism, epigram, gnome, dictum, precept, words of wisdom, catchphrase, slogan, byword, watchword, truism, platitude, cliché, bon mot, apothegm
a proverb or short statement expressing a general truth.
“out of sight out of mind.”
Note: an adage is a proverb that states a general truth, while a proverb may contain or offer a piece of advice. Adages are considered to be common and accepted truths because they have been in the usage for many years. Adages are typically quite eloquent because they have historical value and have held up over time.
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a pithy observation that contains a general truth, such as, “if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.”. Or, a brief saying or phrase that expresses an opinion or makes a statement of wisdom without the flowery language of a proverb. … For example, “A bad penny always turns up” is an aphorism for the fact that bad people or things are bound to turn up in life. We just have to deal with them when they do.
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