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From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Prov·erb n.
 1. An old and common saying; a phrase which is often repeated; especially, a sentence which briefly and forcibly expresses some practical truth, or the result of experience and observation; a maxim; a saw; an adage.
 2. A striking or paradoxical assertion; an obscure saying; an enigma; a parable.
    His disciples said unto him, Lo, now speakest thou plainly, and speakest no proverb.   --John xvi. 29.
 3. A familiar illustration; a subject of contemptuous reference.
    Thou shalt become an astonishment, a proverb, and a by word, among all nations.   --Deut. xxviii. 37.
 4. A drama exemplifying a proverb.
 Book of Proverbs, a canonical book of the Old Testament, containing a great variety of wise maxims.
 Syn: -- Maxim; aphorism; apothegm; adage; saw.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

 Book of Proverbs
      n : an Old Testament book consisting of proverbs from various
          Israelit sages (including Solomon) [syn: Proverbs]