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Definition for Babel (2 of 2)
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OTHER WORDS FROM BabelBa·bel·ic [bey-bel-ik, ba-], /beɪˈbɛl ɪk, bæ-/, adjective
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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.
After two mostly ignored novels, Shababo spent the rest of her life working in what Isaac Babel called the "genre of silence."
If there is one thing that convinces me that the story of the Tower of Babel is true, it is the names of the towns in Injy.The Soldier of the Valley|Nelson Lloyd
They spoke so many different languages that a Babel-like confusion resulted.The Recent Revolution in Organ Building|George Laing Miller
Again Babel burst forth, and riot reigned supreme for five minutes more.The Floating Light of the Goodwin Sands|R.M. Ballantyne
Nembrot, Nimrod; so that his toures hye refers to the tower of Babel.Chaucer's Works, Volume 1 (of 7) -- Romaunt of the Rose; Minor Poems|Geoffrey Chaucer
It is a life of great interest, complicated by the Tower of Babel, that old enemy.The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson - Swanston Edition Vol. 25 (of 25)|Robert Louis Stevenson
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