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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 ad·age /ˈædɪʤ/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Ad·age n.  An old saying, which has obtained credit by long use; a proverb.
 Letting “I dare not” wait upon “I would,”
 Like the poor cat i' the adage.   --Shak.
 Syn: -- Axiom; maxim; aphorism; proverb; saying; saw; apothegm. See Axiom.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n : a condensed but memorable saying embodying some important
          fact of experience that is taken as true by many people
          [syn: proverb, saw, byword]