What does Bible mean?

Definitions for Bibleˈbaɪ bəl

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word Bible.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. Bible, Christian Bible, Book, Good Book, Holy Scripture, Holy Writ, Scripture, Word of God, Word(noun)

    the sacred writings of the Christian religions

    "he went to carry the Word to the heathen"

  2. bible(noun)

    a book regarded as authoritative in its field

Wiktionary

  1. bible(Noun)

    A comprehensive manual that describes something. (e.g., handymanu2019s bible).

  2. bible(Noun)

    A holystone.

  3. Bible(ProperNoun)

    The Christian holy book.

  4. Bible(ProperNoun)

    The Jewish holy book that was largely incorporated into the Christian Bible.

  5. Bible(ProperNoun)

    The analogous holy book of another religion.

  6. Bible(ProperNoun)

    A specific version, edition, translation, or copy of any of the above.

  7. Origin: See bible.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Bible(noun)

    a book

  2. Bible(noun)

    the Book by way of eminence, -- that is, the book which is made up of the writings accepted by Christians as of divine origin and authority, whether such writings be in the original language, or translated; the Scriptures of the Old and New Testaments; -- sometimes in a restricted sense, the Old Testament; as, King James's Bible; Douay Bible; Luther's Bible. Also, the book which is made up of writings similarly accepted by the Jews; as, a rabbinical Bible

  3. Bible(noun)

    a book containing the sacred writings belonging to any religion; as, the Koran is often called the Mohammedan Bible

  4. Bible(noun)

    a book with an authoritative exposition of some topic, respected by many who are experts in the field

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Bible

    bī′bl, n. the sacred writings of the Christian Church, consisting of the Old and New Testaments.—adj. Bib′lical, of or relating to the Bible: scriptural.—adv. Bib′lically.—ns. Bib′licism, biblical doctrine, learning, or literature; Bib′licist, Bīb′list, one versed in biblical learning: one who makes Scripture the sole rule of faith. [Fr.—Low L. biblia, fem. sing., earlier neut. pl., from Gr. ta biblia, lit. 'the books,' esp. the canonical books of Scripture, biblion, a book, dim. of biblos, papyrus, paper.]

The New Hacker's Dictionary

  1. bible

    1. One of a small number of fundamental source books such as Knuth, K&R, or the Camel Book. 2. The most detailed and authoritative reference for a particular language, operating system, or other complex software system.

U.S. National Library of Medicine

  1. Bible

    The book composed of writings generally accepted by Christians as inspired by God and of divine authority. (Webster, 3d ed)

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British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Bible' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #4776

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Bible' in Written Corpus Frequency: #3004

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Bible' in Nouns Frequency: #1783

Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Bible in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Bible in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Shimon Peres:

    He restored the Bible to its people, he restored the people to the Bible.

  2. Robert Jeffress:

    Methodist parishioners who believe the Bible is the word of God ought to demand that their denomination cut off any support to Duke, i think John Wesley would be turning over in his grave. This is certainly not the Methodism of John Wesley – a faith that was firmly founded on the Bible.

  3. Sally Lloyd Jones ':

    I think if you treat children with excellence and you write with excellence then you write with the kind of quality they deserve and you work hard and you don’t just dumb it down. Excellence is the most inclusive thing and you are going to reach the adult without even being able to help it. and when do we ever hear the plot line of the Bible? she said. We may go to church and be there for Bible study but it is very rare that we are going to sit down and actually read the Bible cover to cover. Most of us think we we know what the Bible is all about. It’s about the God who loves us, it is a story of his love for us.

  4. Donald Trump:

    There's so many things that you can learn from it. Proverbs, the chapter, 'never bend to envy.' I've had that thing all of my life where people are bending to envy. Actually, it's an incredible book, so many things you can learn from the Bible and you can lead your life. I'm not just talking in terms of religion; I'm talking in terms of leading a life even beyond religion. There are so many brilliant things in the Bible, the Bible is special, the Bible -- the more you see it, the more you read it, the more incredible it is. I don't like to use this analogy, but like a great movie, a great, incredible movie. You'll see it once it will be good. You'll see it again. You can see it 20 times and every time you'll appreciate it more. The Bible is the most special thing.

  5. Cary Summers:

    Benjamin Franklin wrote. I firmly believe... without Benjamin Franklin concurring aid we shall succeed in this political building no better than the builders of Babel, a reference to the Old Testament biblical story that didn't end well for the builders. The museum also showcases the Bible’s influence on world history, culture, science, art and literature. One section of the museum is devoted to the Bible in America, its influence on presidents and the Founding Fathers like Benjamin Franklin, who quoted the Bible's book to explain the importance of the country's founders to abide by the book's wisdom. Cary Summers said it's important people have information about a book that has had such tremendous impact on the Western world. And it will be presented, warts and all, of how people used – and abused – its precepts. One of the goals of the museum is to put Gutenberg Bible back in the center of conversation.

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