What does the word proverb mean?

Usage examples for proverb

  1. Harlson said, one day: " I believe that an old proverb should be changed. – A Man and a Woman by Stanley Waterloo
  2. " Whoever would live long," so ran their proverb, " must see neither the rising nor the setting sun." – Old Calabria by Norman Douglas
  3. With this he had the reputation of being a clever, clear- headed man, and his sound common- sense was almost a proverb. – The New Rector by Stanley J. Weyman