[ bey-uh l, beyl ]
/ ˈbeɪ əl, beɪl /

noun, plural Ba·al·im [bey-uh-lim, bey-lim] /ˈbeɪ ə lɪm, ˈbeɪ lɪm/.

any of numerous local deities among the ancient Semitic peoples, typifying the productive forces of nature and worshiped with much sensuality.
(sometimes lowercase) a false god.

Origin of Baal

From the Hebrew word baʿal lord

Related forms

Ba·al·ish, adjective Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for baalim


/ (bɑːl) /


any of several ancient Semitic fertility gods
Phoenician myth the sun god and supreme national deity
(sometimes not capital) any false god or idol

Word Origin for Baal

from Hebrew bá'al lord, master
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