or bib·li·cal

[ bib-li-kuhl ]
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  1. of or in the Bible: a Biblical name.

  2. in accord with the Bible.

  1. evocative of or suggesting the Bible or Biblical times, especially in size or extent: disaster on a Biblical scale; a Biblical landscape.

Origin of Biblical

1780–90; <Medieval Latin biblic(us) (bibl(ia) Bible + -icus-ic) + -al1

Other words from Biblical

  • Bib·li·cal·ly, bib·li·cal·ly, adverb
  • an·ti-Bib·li·cal, adjective
  • an·ti-Bib·li·cal·ly, adverb
  • non-Bib·li·cal, adjective
  • non-Bib·li·cal·ly, adverb
  • post-Bib·li·cal, adjective
  • pro-Bib·li·cal, adjective

Words Nearby Biblical Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use Biblical in a sentence

  • We should like to see a Biblical Commentary from his pen; it, would be immortal on account of its straightforwardnsss and oddity.

  • An occasional pathos of simple humanity, and frequent patches of big Biblical words, relieved the homely tissue.

  • The acted parable went home, as so often was the case in Biblical times; and the proposed raid was countermanded.

    The Cradle of Mankind | W.A. Wigram
  • The Biblical term is the mountains of Ararat or Urartu, and the term includes the whole of the Hakkiari range.

    The Cradle of Mankind | W.A. Wigram
  • Their salutations and modes of speech are also Biblical, and lend a touch of poetry to their lives.

    Peeps at Many Lands: Egypt | R. Talbot Kelly

British Dictionary definitions for biblical


/ (ˈbɪblɪkəl) /

  1. of, occurring in, or referring to the Bible

  2. resembling the Bible in written style

Derived forms of biblical

  • biblically, adverb

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