Part of speech: noun

The tower descrided in Gen. ix, 9; also, Babylon.

Part of speech: noun

Confusion of many voices or languages; tumult.

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Usage examples "babel":

  1. It was a second edition of Babel. - "A Collection of College Words and Customs", Benjamin Homer Hall.
  2. Babel itself is supposed to represent the temple of Belus. - "By Desert Ways to Baghdad", Louisa Jebb.
  3. Almost any settlement, again, is felt to be better than none, and the more nearly a matter comes home to everyone, the more important is it that it should be treated as a sleeping dog, and be let to lie, for if one person begins to open his mouth, fatal developments may arise in the Babel that will follow. - "God the Known and God the Unknown", Samuel Butler.