[[t]ˈæl ɪˌgɔr ɪst, -ˌgoʊr-, ˈæl ɪ gər ɪst[/t]] n.
a writer of allegories
Etymology: 1675–85

From formal English to slang. 2014.

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  • Allegorist — Al le*go*rist, n. [Cf. F. allegoriste.] One who allegorizes; a writer of allegory. Hume. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • allegorist — [al′ə gôr΄ist, al′əgər ist] n. a person who writes allegories allegoristic [al′əgə ris′tik] adj …   English World dictionary

  • allegorist — allegory ► NOUN (pl. allegories) ▪ a story, poem, or picture which can be interpreted to reveal a hidden meaning. DERIVATIVES allegorist noun allegorization (also allegorisation) noun allegorize (also allegorise) verb. ORIGIN Greek all …   English terms dictionary

  • allegorist — noun Date: 1684 a creator of allegory …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • allegorist — /al i gawr ist, gohr , al i geuhr ist/, n. a person who uses or writes allegory. [1675 85; ALLEGOR(IZE) + IST] * * * …   Universalium

  • allegorist — noun One who speaks in, or writes, allegories …   Wiktionary

  • Allegorist — Al|le|go|rist der; en, en <zu ↑> jmd., der beim Reden Allegorien verwendet, der gleichnishaft, sinnbildlich redet …   Das große Fremdwörterbuch

  • allegorist — n. one who creates allegories …   English contemporary dictionary

  • allegorist — al·le·go·rist …   English syllables

  • allegorist — /ˈæləgərəst/ (say aluhguhruhst) noun someone who uses or writes allegory …   Australian English dictionary

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