Student Thesaurus

One entry found for myth.
Entry Word: myth
Function: noun
Text: 1 a traditional but unfounded story that gives the reason for a current custom, belief, or fact of nature <according to an ancient Greek myth, humans acquired fire from a giant who had stolen it from heaven>
Synonyms fable, legend
Related Words allegory, parable; fabrication, fantasy (also phantasy), fiction, figment, invention; narrative, saga, story, tale, yarn
2 the body of customs, beliefs, stories, and sayings associated with a people, thing, or place <over the years Davy Crockett evolved from an actual person to one of the great figures of American myth> -- see FOLKLORE
3 a false idea or belief <the idea that alligators can live in the sewers of New York is just a myth> -- see FALLACY 1