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adage

traditional saying; proverb: An old adage states that you reap what you sow.
Not to be confused with:
axiom – self-evident truth; universally accepted principle or rule: “As sure as day follows night” is an axiom.
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ad·age

 (ăd′ĭj)
n.
A saying that sets forth a general truth and that has gained credit through long use. See Synonyms at saying. See Usage Note at redundancy.

[French, from Old French, from Latin adagium.]
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adage

(ˈædɪdʒ)
n
a traditional saying that is accepted by many as true or partially true; proverb
[C16: via Old French from Latin adagium; related to āio I say]
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ad•age

(ˈæd ɪdʒ)

n.
a traditional saying expressing a common experience or observation; proverb.
[1540–50; < French < Latin adagium=ad- ad- + ag-, s. of āio I say + -ium -ium1]
a•da•gi•al (əˈdeɪ dʒi əl) adj.
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adage

a maxim, axiom, proverb, or old saying.
See also: Proverbs, Wisdom
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.adage - a condensed but memorable saying embodying some important fact of experience that is taken as true by many people
locution, saying, expression - a word or phrase that particular people use in particular situations; "pardon the expression"
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adage

noun saying, motto, maxim, proverb, dictum, precept, by-word, saw, axiom, aphorism, apophthegm The old adage 'Every baby brings its own love' usually turns out true.
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adage

noun
A usually pithy and familiar statement expressing an observation or principle generally accepted as wise or true:
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adage

[ˈædɪdʒ] Nadagio m, refrán m
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adage

[ˈædɪdʒ] (old-fashioned) n (= maxim, saying) → adage m
the adage that ... → l'adage selon lequel ...
the old adage that ... → le vieil adage selon lequel ...ad agency nagence f de publicité
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adage

nSprichwort nt
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adage

[ˈædɪdʒ] n (old) → adagio, detto
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References in periodicals archive ?
As far as how it all started, the addage "it takes a village" rings true.
THE old addage, 'form book goes out the window with derbies', certainly rang true at St Andrew's.