Parallel vs Proverb - What's the difference?
As nouns the difference between parallel and proverb
is that parallel
is one of a set of parallel lines while proverb
is a phrase expressing a basic truth which may be applied to common situations.
As verbs the difference between parallel and proverb
is that parallel
is to construct or place something parallel to something else while proverb
is to write or utter proverbs.
As an adjective parallel
is equally distant from one another at all points.
As an adverb parallel
is with a parallel relationship.
Equally distant from one another at all points.
- The horizontal lines on my notebook paper are parallel .
Having the same overall direction; the comparison is indicated with "to".
- revolutions parallel to the equinoctial
- The railway line runs parallel to the road.
- The two railway lines are parallel .
(hyperbolic geometry) said of a pair of lines:'' that they either do not intersect or they coincide
- When honour runs parallel with the laws of God and our country, it cannot be too much cherished.
[ ] (paragraph 8)
(computing) Involving the processing of multiple tasks at the same time
Jos Leys — ''The hyperbolic chamber
- a parallel algorithm
* perpendicular, skew, serial
With a parallel relationship.
- The road runs parallel with the canal.
One of a set of parallel lines.
* Alexander Pope
Direction conformable to that of another line.
- Who made the spider parallels design, / Sure as De Moivre, without rule or line?
A line of latitude.
- lines that from their parallel decline
An arrangement of electrical components such that a current flows along two or more paths; see in parallel.
Something identical or similar in essential respects.
* Alexander Pope
- The 31st parallel passes through the center of my town.
A comparison made; elaborate tracing of similarity.
- None but thyself can be thy parallel .
(military) One of a series of long trenches constructed before a besieged fortress, by the besieging force, as a cover for troops supporting the attacking batteries. They are roughly parallel to the line of outer defenses of the fortress.
(printing) A character consisting of two parallel vertical lines, used in the text to direct attention to a similarly marked note in the margin or at the foot of a page.
- Johnson's parallel between Dryden and Pope
* perpendicular, skew (?)
To construct or place something parallel to something else.
* Sir Thomas Browne
Of a path etc: To be parallel to something else.
Of a process etc: To be analogous to something else.
To compare or liken something to something else.
To make to conform to something else in character, motive, aim, etc.
- The needle doth parallel and place itself upon the true meridian.
To equal; to match; to correspond to.
- His life is parallelled / Even with the stroke and line of his great justice.
To produce or adduce as a parallel.
- My young remembrance cannot parallel / A fellow to it.
- (John Locke)
* embarrassingly parallel
* forty-ninth parallel
* parallel algorithm
* parallel circuit
* parallel computing
* parallel universe
A phrase expressing a basic truth which may be applied to common situations.
A striking or paradoxical assertion; an obscure saying; an enigma; a parable.
* Bible, John xvi. 29
A familiar illustration; a subject of contemptuous reference.
* Bible, Deuteronomy xxviii. 37
- His disciples said unto him, Lo, now speakest thou plainly, and speakest no proverb .
A drama exemplifying a proverb.
- Thou shalt become an astonishment, a proverb , and a by word, among all nations.
* (phrase expressing a basic truth) adage, apothegm, byword, maxim, paroemia, saw, saying, sententia
* See also
* proverbs hunt in pairs
To write or utter proverbs.
To name in, or as, a proverb.
* 1671 , John Milton, Samson Agonistes , lines 203-205:
To provide with a proverb.
- Am I not sung and proverbed for a fool / In every street, do they not say, "How well / Are come upon him his deserts?"
- I am proverbed with a grandsire phrase.