What does bible mean?

Definitions for bible
ˈbaɪ bəlbible

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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

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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. Alan Rickman:

    ( Reuters) John said there would be leopards today, Teigen tweeted on Monday. But it's lepers. I uh, am not good with the Bible. Teigen posted the photos before visiting John Legend, singer John Legend, on the set of NBC's upcoming live version of the hit musical. Heading to Jesus Christ Superstar rehearsals ! Jesus flies today. I got ta see this, tweeted Teigen. The special also features rocker Alice Cooper as King Herod, Ben Daniels as Pontius Pilate and Sara Bareilles as Mary Magdalene. Cooperrecently spoke about his inspirationfor playing Herod, which he first played in a 1996 London production of the play. He revealed that his inspiration for the role comes from Alan Rickman's portrayal of Professor Snape in Harry Potter. When I first heard about it, I thought Alan Rickman — that condescending sort of arrogant character — and I kind of fashioned what I would do after what I thought Alan Rickman would do if Alan Rickman were alive.

  2. Robert Boston:

    Answers in Genesis started to say that to work there you had to have certain religious beliefs, you had to agree with them on how to interpret the Bible, you had to agree with them on creationism, you even had to agree with their views on homosexuality.

  3. Jimmy Carter:

    I plan to teach Sunday school this Sunday and every Sunday, as long as I'm -- you know -- physically and mentally able, in my little church, and we have hundreds of visitors who come to see the curiosity of a politician teaching the Bible.

  4. Derek Heng:

    So Professor Martel says that she doesn’t want you sitting in front of her because you put, you know, a Bible out, right?

  5. Bruce Wells:

    My hunch on the Ditka quote is that it comes from a quirk of the King James translation, ancient Hebrew had a particular way of saying things like, 'and the next thing that happened was...' The King James translators of the Old Testament consistently rendered this as 'and it came to pass.' '' When phantom Bible passages turn dangerous People may get verses wrong, but they also mangle plenty of well-known biblical stories as well. Two examples: The scripture never says a whale swallowed Jonah, the Old Testament prophet, nor did any New Testament passages say that three wise men visited baby Jesus, scholars say. Those details may seem minor, but scholars say one popular phantom Bible story stands above the rest: The Genesis story about the fall of humanity. Most people know the popular version - Satan in the guise of a serpent tempts Eve to pick the forbidden apple from the Tree of Life. It's been downhill ever since. But the story in the book of Genesis never places Satan in the Garden of Eden.

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