or bib·li·cal

[ bib-li-kuh l ]
/ ˈbɪb lɪ kəl /


of or in the Bible: a Biblical name.
in accord with the Bible.
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 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

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British Dictionary definitions for biblical

/ (ˈbɪblɪkəl) /


of, occurring in, or referring to the Bible
resembling the Bible in written style

Derived forms of biblical

biblically, adverb
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