What does Bible mean?

Definitions for Bible
ˈbaɪ bəlBi·ble

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

Princeton's WordNet

  1. Bible, Christian Bible, Book, Good Book, Holy Scripture, Holy Writ, Scripture, Word of God, Word(noun)

    the sacred writings of the Christian religions

    "he went to carry the Word to the heathen"

  2. bible(noun)

    a book regarded as authoritative in its field

Wiktionary

  1. bible(Noun)

    A comprehensive manual that describes something. (e.g., handyman's bible).

    Etymology: See bible.

  2. bible(Noun)

    A holystone.

    Etymology: See bible.

  3. Bible(ProperNoun)

    The Christian holy book.

    Etymology: See bible.

  4. Bible(ProperNoun)

    The Jewish holy book that was largely incorporated into the Christian Bible.

    Etymology: See bible.

  5. Bible(ProperNoun)

    The analogous holy book of another religion.

    Etymology: See bible.

  6. Bible(ProperNoun)

    A specific version, edition, translation, or copy of any of the above.

    Etymology: See bible.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Bible(noun)

    a book

  2. Bible(noun)

    the Book by way of eminence, -- that is, the book which is made up of the writings accepted by Christians as of divine origin and authority, whether such writings be in the original language, or translated; the Scriptures of the Old and New Testaments; -- sometimes in a restricted sense, the Old Testament; as, King James's Bible; Douay Bible; Luther's Bible. Also, the book which is made up of writings similarly accepted by the Jews; as, a rabbinical Bible

  3. Bible(noun)

    a book containing the sacred writings belonging to any religion; as, the Koran is often called the Mohammedan Bible

  4. Bible(noun)

    a book with an authoritative exposition of some topic, respected by many who are experts in the field

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Bible

    bī′bl, n. the sacred writings of the Christian Church, consisting of the Old and New Testaments.—adj. Bib′lical, of or relating to the Bible: scriptural.—adv. Bib′lically.—ns. Bib′licism, biblical doctrine, learning, or literature; Bib′licist, Bīb′list, one versed in biblical learning: one who makes Scripture the sole rule of faith. [Fr.—Low L. biblia, fem. sing., earlier neut. pl., from Gr. ta biblia, lit. 'the books,' esp. the canonical books of Scripture, biblion, a book, dim. of biblos, papyrus, paper.]

The New Hacker's Dictionary

  1. bible

    1. One of a small number of fundamental source books such as Knuth, K&R, or the Camel Book. 2. The most detailed and authoritative reference for a particular language, operating system, or other complex software system.

U.S. National Library of Medicine

  1. Bible

    The book composed of writings generally accepted by Christians as inspired by God and of divine authority. (Webster, 3d ed)

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. bible

    A hand-axe. Also, a squared piece of freestone to grind the deck with sand in cleaning it; a small holy-stone, so called from seamen using them kneeling.

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British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Bible' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #4776

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Bible' in Written Corpus Frequency: #3004

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Bible' in Nouns Frequency: #1783

How to pronounce Bible?

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How to say Bible in sign language?

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Bible in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Bible in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of Bible in a Sentence

  1. Mike DeWine:

    This is an instruction as old as the Bible. You are supposed to love your fellow man and woman, and that is what we are doing.

  2. Chaim Silberstein:

    This is the very essence and the very cradle of Jewish civilization, going back to the very beginning of the bible, this provides the legitimacy of us sitting in Tel Aviv, in Haifa, and Netanya.

  3. Joaquin Phoenix:

    I knew about that scene from the Bible, but I guess I had never really considered it, when I got there, I thought : I'm not going to rub dirt in her eyes. Who the f * ! # would do that ? It doesn't make any sense. That is a horrible introduction to seeing.

  4. Texas Supreme Court:

    You would think that if he (Houston) had given the bible to the court, and journalists are writing stories about it in the late 1800s, they would have mentioned that.

  5. Gideon International:

    You can’t just fire people because they happen to hand a Bible to somebody while they are at work.

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