Definitions for baalˈbeɪ əl, beɪl; ˈbeɪ ə lɪm, ˈbeɪ lɪm

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

Ba•alˈbeɪ əl, beɪl; ˈbeɪ ə lɪm, ˈbeɪ lɪm(n.)(pl.)Ba•al•im

  1. any of numerous local ancient Semitic deities typifying the generative forces of nature.

    Category: Eastern Religions

  2. (sometimes l.c.) a false god.

Origin of Baal:

< Heb ba‘al lord

Ba′al•ist(n.)

Ba′al•ite(n.)

Princeton's WordNet

  1. Baal(noun)

    any of numerous local fertility and nature deities worshipped by ancient Semitic peoples; the Hebrews considered Baal a false god

Wiktionary

  1. Baal(ProperNoun)

    the supreme male deity of the Phoenician and Canaanitish pantheons; a Mediterranean fertility deity whose worship was characterised by the sexual acts of his followers during periodic rituals, along with occasional human sacrifice and frequent temple prostitution, worshipped as far back as 1400 BCE

  2. Baal(ProperNoun)

    the whole class of divinities to whom the name Baal was applied.

  3. Baal(ProperNoun)

    one of the fallen angels of Satan.

  4. Baal(ProperNoun)

    a false deity or idol.

  5. Origin: From the בעל, from baʿl-.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Baal(noun)

    the supreme male divinity of the Phoenician and Canaanitish nations

  2. Baal(noun)

    the whole class of divinities to whom the name Baal was applied

Freebase

  1. Baal

    Baal, also rendered Baʿal, is a Northwest Semitic title and honorific meaning "master" or "lord" that is used for various gods who were patrons of cities in the Levant and Asia Minor, cognate to Akkadian Bēlu. A Baalist or Baalite means a worshipper of Baal. "Baʿal" can refer to any god and even to human officials. In some texts it is used for Hadad, a god of the rain, thunder, fertility and agriculture, and the lord of Heaven. Since only priests were allowed to utter his divine name, Hadad, Ba‛al was commonly used. Nevertheless, few if any Biblical uses of "Baʿal" refer to Hadad, the lord over the assembly of gods on the holy mount of Heaven, but rather refer to any number of local spirit-deities worshipped as cult images, each called baʿal and regarded in the Hebrew Bible in that context as a "false god".


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Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

bale(noun)

a large bundle of goods or material (cloth, hay etc) tied together

a bale of cotton.

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