Definitions for babelˈbæb əl
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
Ba•belˈbeɪ bəl, ˈbæb əl(n.)
an ancient city in Shinar where people began building a tower
Ref: ( Tower of Babel )
(usu. l.c.) a confused mixture of sounds or voices.
(usu. l.c.) a scene of noise and confusion.
Origin of Babel:
< Heb Bābhel Babylon
Isaak Emmanuilovich, 1894–1941, Russian author.
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
a confusion of voices and other sounds
A confused mixture of sounds and voices, especially in different languages.
A place or scene of noise and confusion.
A tall, looming structure.
The city and tower in the land of Shinar where the confusion of languages took place, according to the Bible.
Origin: From Babel, from בבל, from ; in Genesis associated with the idea of confusion.
the city and tower in the land of Shinar, where the confusion of languages took place
hence: A place or scene of noise and confusion; a confused mixture of sounds, as of voices or languages