Al`le*gor"ic (#), Al`le*gor"ic*al (#), a. [F. all'egorique, L. allegorius, fr. Gr. . See Allegory.]

Belonging to, or consisting of, allegory; of the nature of an allegory; describing by resemblances; figurative.

"An allegoric tale." Falconer. "An allegorical application." Pope.

Allegorical being . . . that kind of language which says one thing, but means another. Max Miller.

Al`le*gor"ic*al*ly, adv. -- Al`le*gor"ic*al*ness, n.


© Webster 1913.