Definitions for talmudˈtɑl mʊd, ˈtæl məd
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
Tal•mudˈtɑl mʊd, ˈtæl məd(n.)
the collection of Jewish law and tradition consisting of the Mishnah and the Gemara.
Origin of Talmud:
1525–35; < Heb talmūdh lit., instruction
the collection of ancient rabbinic writings on Jewish law and tradition (the Mishna and the Gemara) that constitute the basis of religious authority in Orthodox Judaism
A collection of Jewish writings related to the practical application of Judaic law and tradition (may refer to either the Babylonian Talmud or the shorter Jerusalem Talmud).
Origin: From תלמוד.
the body of the Jewish civil and canonical law not comprised in the Pentateuch
The Nuttall Encyclopedia
a huge limbo, in chaotic arrangement, consisting of the Mishna, or text, and Gemara, or commentary, of Rabbinical speculations, subtleties, fancies, and traditions connected with the Hebrew Bible, and claiming to possess co-ordinate rank with it as expository of its meaning and application, the whole collection dating from a period subsequent to the Captivity and the close of the canon of Scripture. There are two Talmuds, one named the Talmud of Jerusalem, and the other the Talmud of Babylon, the former, the earlier of the two, belonging in its present form to the close of the 4th century, and the latter to at least a century later. See Haggadah and Halacha.