What does babel mean?

Definitions for babelˈbæb əl

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

Princeton's WordNet

  1. Tower of Babel, Babel(noun)

    (Genesis 11:1-11) a tower built by Noah's descendants (probably in Babylon) who intended it to reach up to heaven; God foiled them by confusing their language so they could no longer understand one another

  2. babel(noun)

    a confusion of voices and other sounds

Wiktionary

  1. Babel(Noun)

    A confused mixture of sounds and voices, especially in different languages.

  2. Babel(Noun)

    A place or scene of noise and confusion.

  3. Babel(Noun)

    A tall, looming structure.

  4. Babel(ProperNoun)

    The city and tower in the land of Shinar where the confusion of languages took place, according to the Bible.

  5. Origin: From Babel, from בבל, from ; in Genesis associated with the idea of confusion.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Babel(noun)

    the city and tower in the land of Shinar, where the confusion of languages took place

  2. Babel(noun)

    hence: A place or scene of noise and confusion; a confused mixture of sounds, as of voices or languages

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Babel

    bā′bel, n. a lofty structure: a confused combination of sounds: a scene of confusion.—ns. Bā′beldom, Bā′belism. [Heb. Babel, explained in Gen. xi. as confusion.]

Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of babel in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of babel in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. 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.

Images & Illustrations of babel

  1. babelbabelbabel


Translations for babel

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

Get even more translations for babel »

Translation

Find a translation for the babel definition in other languages:

Select another language:

Discuss these babel definitions with the community:

Word of the Day

Would you like us to send you a FREE new word definition delivered to your inbox daily?

Please enter your email address:     


Citation

Use the citation below to add this definition to your bibliography:

Style:MLAChicagoAPA

"babel." Definitions.net. STANDS4 LLC, 2017. Web. 22 Oct. 2017. <http://www.definitions.net/definition/babel>.

Are we missing a good definition for babel? Don't keep it to yourself...

Nearby & related entries:

Alternative searches for babel:

Thanks for your vote! We truly appreciate your support.