Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Made known or famous by fables; legendary.
  • adjective Existing only in fables; fictitious.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Celebrated in fables; fabulously imagined.

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  • adjective Known only in fables; fictitious.
  • adjective Made known by fables; legendary, famed.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adjective celebrated in fable or legend

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Examples

  • Miss Maszkeradi had sought precisely such a gruff, ancient tree-like male all her life, to whom she could have been as faithful as to this rooted, bark-bound, impassive trunk that had a face, as in fabled forests of old, hands in pockets, and a waist aslant, in a bored pose.

    A Different Stripe:

  • Miss Maszkeradi had sought precisely such a gruff, ancient tree-like male all her life, to whom she could have been as faithful as to this rooted, bark-bound, impassive trunk that had a face, as in fabled forests of old, hands in pockets, and a waist aslant, in a bored pose.

    A beautiful excerpt from Sunflower

  • Could I call the fabled Hydra, I would have him live and perish, survive and die, until the sun itself would grow dim with age.

    The $30,000 Bequest and Other Stories

  • Umm al-Dunya, the mother of the world, Egyptians and other Arabs call the fabled city of Cairo.

    Egypt's 'Heroes With No Names'

  • The focus of the Republican Party on economic and foreign policy issues, the economy, military preparedness and a generally libertarian laissez-faire view of the world has, as it were, been replaced by the "religious ethics" of what I'll call the fabled SNL Church Lady's older, stricter, uglier, dumber and terminally self-righteous big sister.

    Frank Schaeffer: The Anatomy Of Republican Cataclysm and Democratic Victory

  • The focus of the Republican Party on economic and foreign policy issues, the economy, military preparedness and a generally libertarian laissez-faire view of the world has, as it were, been replaced by the "religious ethics" of what I'll call the fabled SNL Church Lady's older, stricter, uglier, dumber and terminally self-righteous big sister.

    The Anatomy Of Republican Cataclysm and Democratic Victory

  • In theory, when free-market economics operates at peak efficiency, the so-called fabled "invisible hand" -, coined by Adam Smith, was empowered to distribute wealth to all deserving citizens.

    The Market System: Even Greenspan sees the Light

  • But, looking aside from these channels, what has it effected for philosophy, that great burden, which constantly recalls the fabled labors of Sisyphus and the Danaides?

    Beulah

  • Ask a Maple Leaf fan for their greatest upset and they're liable to recall the fabled 1942 team that came from a 3-0 series deficit to beat the Red Wings for the Stanley Cup.

    Edmonton Sun

  • The most obvious of the predictions is that 2010 will be the year of the "iPad" (or whatever Apple winds up calling their fabled tablet computer).

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