Definitions for babelˈbæb əl

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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


  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.]


  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

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