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Romantic legend or tradition:
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  1. Romantic legend or tradition:
  2. A lie:
  3. An account or report regarding the facts of an event or group of events:
A fictitious story meant to teach a moral lesson: the characters are usually talking animals
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  1. A fictitious story meant to teach a moral lesson: the characters are usually talking animals
  2. A story that is not true; falsehood
  3. A story about legendary persons and exploits.
Secret or hitherto undivulged particulars of history or biography.
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  1. Secret or hitherto undivulged particulars of history or biography.
  2. A short account of an interesting or humorous incident.
A fanciful tale of legendary deeds and creatures, usually intended for children.
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  1. A fanciful tale of legendary deeds and creatures, usually intended for children.
  2. An account regarded as highly romantic or as fantastic or unbelievable
  3. A story about fairies, giants, magic deeds, etc.
Alternative spelling of folktale.
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  1. Alternative spelling of folktale.
  2. A story, usually of anonymous authorship and containing legendary elements, made and handed down orally among the common people
(Idiomatic) A greatly exaggerated, fantastic story.
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  1. (Idiomatic) A greatly exaggerated, fantastic story.
  2. A kind of story or folk tale characterized by intentionally ludicrous exaggeration and incredible incidents
The category of literature, drama, film, or other creative work whose content is imagined and is not necessarily based on fact.
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  1. The category of literature, drama, film, or other creative work whose content is imagined and is not necessarily based on fact.
  2. Works in this category:
  3. Narrative, explanatory material, or belief that is not true or has been imagined or fabricated:
An aircraft whose horizontal stabilizing surfaces are forward of the main wing.
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  1. An aircraft whose horizontal stabilizing surfaces are forward of the main wing.
  2. A short winglike control surface projecting from the fuselage of an aircraft, such as a space shuttle, mounted forward of the main wing and serving as a horizontal stabilizer.
  3. An unfounded or false, deliberately misleading story.
An absurd or highly improbable tale passed off as being true.
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  1. An absurd or highly improbable tale passed off as being true.
  2. An absurd, improbable story
(Archaic, rare) Mendacity, deceitfulness; the trait of a person who is mendacious and deceitful.
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  1. (Archaic, rare) Mendacity, deceitfulness; the trait of a person who is mendacious and deceitful.
  2. Lack of conformity to truth or fact; inaccuracy.
  3. An untrue statement; a lie or an inaccuracy.
Dishonesty
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  1. Dishonesty
  2. The condition or quality of being false
  3. Something false; esp., a lie
(Medicine, informal) Short form of fibula.
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  1. (Medicine, informal) Short form of fibula.
  2. (Informal) A lie, especially one that is more or less inconsequential.
  3. An insignificant or childish lie.
Anything made up or imagined, as a statement, story, etc.
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  1. Anything made up or imagined, as a statement, story, etc.
  2. The category of literature, drama, film, or other creative work whose content is imagined and is not necessarily based on fact.
  3. Narrative, explanatory material, or belief that is not true or has been imagined or fabricated:
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  1. (Countable) untruth, falsehood
  2. (Uncountable) A lack of veracity
  3. A falsehood; lie
A false statement deliberately presented as being true; a falsehood.
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  1. A false statement deliberately presented as being true; a falsehood.
  2. A false statement or action, esp. one made with intent to deceive
  3. Something meant to deceive or mistakenly accepted as true:
Incorrect or unfaithful representation in the capacity of agent or official representative, as of a principal in a matter of business, or of constituents in legislation.
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  1. Incorrect or unfaithful representation in the capacity of agent or official representative, as of a principal in a matter of business, or of constituents in legislation.
  2. A false statement typically made with the intention to mislead. See fraud. A false statement typically made with the intention to mislead. See fraud.
  3. Erroneous or false representation; an unfair or dishonest account or exposition; a false statement: as, to injure one's character by misrepresentations.
A statement that is false. Usually indicating an error rather than an intentional lie.
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  1. A statement that is false. Usually indicating an error rather than an intentional lie.
A lie; deceitful or dishonest behavior; equivocation. A lie; deceitful or dishonest behavior; equivocation.
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  1. A lie; deceitful or dishonest behavior; equivocation. A lie; deceitful or dishonest behavior; equivocation.
The condition of being false; lack of truth.
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  1. The condition of being false; lack of truth.
  2. An untrue statement; falsehood; lie
  3. A lie or falsehood.
(Informal) An unbelievable story; exaggeration
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  1. (Informal) An unbelievable story; exaggeration
(Idiomatic) A greatly exaggerated, fantastic story.
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  1. (Idiomatic) A greatly exaggerated, fantastic story.
  2. A kind of story or folk tale characterized by intentionally ludicrous exaggeration and incredible incidents
Anything extraordinarily large
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  1. Anything extraordinarily large
  2. Something exceptionally big or remarkable.
  3. A heinous or outrageous lie
Secret or hitherto undivulged particulars of history or biography.
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  1. Secret or hitherto undivulged particulars of history or biography.
  2. A short, entertaining account of some happening, usually personal or biographical
Romantic legend or tradition:
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  1. Romantic legend or tradition:
  2. A lie:
  3. An account or report regarding the facts of an event or group of events:
(Idiomatic) A greatly exaggerated, fantastic story.
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  1. (Idiomatic) A greatly exaggerated, fantastic story.
  2. A kind of story or folk tale characterized by intentionally ludicrous exaggeration and incredible incidents
A continuous strand of twisted threads of natural or synthetic fibers, such as wool or nylon, used in weaving or knitting.
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  1. A continuous strand of twisted threads of natural or synthetic fibers, such as wool or nylon, used in weaving or knitting.
  2. (Informal) A long, often elaborate narrative of real or fictitious adventures; an entertaining tale.
  3. A tale or story, esp. one that seems exaggerated or hard to believe
(Bowling) The number of pins knocked down by the first ball in a frame following a frame in which a spare or strike is scored: added to the score of the spare or strike of the preceding frame
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  1. (Bowling) The number of pins knocked down by the first ball in a frame following a frame in which a spare or strike is scored: added to the score of the spare or strike of the preceding frame
  2. (Sports) The counting from one to ten seconds, during which time a boxer who has been knocked down must rise or be declared the loser.
  3. A nobleman in European countries, having a rank equivalent to that of an English earl
A detailed account, in which each thing is specially noticed.
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  1. A detailed account, in which each thing is specially noticed.
  2. The act of enumerating, making separate mention, or recounting.
  3. (Computing) A set of named constants.
A numbering or counting; calculation
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  1. A numbering or counting; calculation
  2. The act or process of counting or numbering; enumeration.
  3. The act of counting or numbering things; enumeration.
A measuring of possibilities for the future; calculated guess
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  1. A measuring of possibilities for the future; calculated guess
  2. The act or process of calculating the position of a ship or an aircraft.
  3. The act of one who reckons; count or computation
Agreement; correspondence
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  1. Agreement; correspondence
  2. A mark used in recording a number of acts or objects, most often in series of five, consisting of four vertical lines canceled diagonally or horizontally by a fifth line.
  3. A stick on which notches are made to keep a count or score.
The sand or pebbles added to cement in making concrete or mortar
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  1. The sand or pebbles added to cement in making concrete or mortar
  2. A group or mass of distinct things gathered into, or considered as, a total or whole
  3. A total considered with reference to its constituent parts; a gross amount:
Quantity:
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  1. Quantity:
  2. A quantity
  3. A number; a sum.
The whole amount; totality; aggregate
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  1. The whole amount; totality; aggregate
  2. An amount of money:
  3. (Mathematics) An amount obtained as a result of adding numbers.
The act or process of summing up, or of finding a total
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  1. The act or process of summing up, or of finding a total
  2. A total or aggregate
  3. A sum or aggregate.
Everything involved or included
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  1. Everything involved or included
  2. The total arrived at by adding up a sum or sums
The whole amount or number; sum; aggregate
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  1. The whole amount or number; sum; aggregate
  2. The whole amount of something; the entirety:
  3. An amount obtained by addition; a sum.
The fact or condition of being total; entirety
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  1. The fact or condition of being total; entirety
  2. The phase of an eclipse when it is total.
  3. The total amount or sum
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