Definition for babel (2 of 2)
Origin of Babel2
Related formsBa·bel·ic [bey-bel-ik, ba-] /beɪˈbɛl ɪk, bæ-/, adjective
Examples from the Web for babel
Gowan, Donald E. From Eden to Babel: A Commentary on the Book of Genesis 1-11.The Backstory of ‘Noah’ Is Full of Giants, Horny Angels, and a Grieving God|Tim Townsend|March 28, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Mumford Sons taking 'a considerable amount of time off' after 'Babel' tour.Emmy Awards Score Ratings High, Jon Hamm May Undergo Surgery|Culture Team|September 23, 2013|DAILY BEAST
We watch Babel beaten, just before his death, in “Lubyanka Prison, Moscow, 1940.”Intriguing, Humorous, Even Poetic: Peter Orner’s New Story Collection|Joseph Peschel|August 13, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Guillermo Arriaga (Babel, 21 Grams, The Burning Plain) employs a nonlinear style.
But I recall nothing in Possession, Angels & Insects, Babel Tower, or her other books that seems to presage this one.Must Reads: Wild Abandon, Ramona Ausubel, A.S. Byatt|Nicholas Mancusi, Jennifer Miller, Allen Barra|March 6, 2012|DAILY BEAST
But the mere fact of there being such a Babel of different tongues disproves this.Theodore Watts-Dunton|James Douglas
The name of it was called “Babel” (confusion), from the Hebrew.Foot-prints of a letter carrier|James Rees
In the fourth room I noticed a peculiar clock, made in the form of the tower of Babel.
After ten minutes of babel, Marjorie suddenly squatted herself on the floor, and began to write furiously.The Children of Wilton Chase|Mrs. L. T. Meade
The whole crowd heard the words, for Michel's voice was pitched in a high, shrill key, which rang above the clamour and the babel.
British Dictionary definitions for babel (1 of 2)
- Also called: Tower of Babel a tower presumptuously intended to reach from earth to heaven, the building of which was frustrated when Jehovah confused the language of the builders (Genesis 11:1–9)
- the city, probably Babylon, in which this tower was supposedly built
- a confusion of noises or voices
- a scene of noise and confusion