Biblical
Biblical Bib"li*cal (b[i^]b"l[i^]*kal), a. Pertaining to, or derived from, the Bible; as, biblical learning; biblical authority. [1913 Webster]

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  • biblical — 1790, from BIBLE (Cf. Bible) + ICAL (Cf. ical). Related: Biblically. Earlier adjective was Biblic (1680s) …   Etymology dictionary

  • biblical — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ relating to or contained in the Bible. DERIVATIVES biblically adverb …   English terms dictionary

  • biblical — [bib′li kəl] adj. [also B ] 1. of or in the Bible 2. in keeping with or according to the Bible; like that in the Bible biblically adv …   English World dictionary

  • Biblical — Biblically, biblically, adv. /bib li keuhl/, adj. 1. of or in the Bible: a Biblical name. 2. in accord with the Bible. 3. evocative of or suggesting the Bible or Biblical times, esp. in size or extent: disaster on a Biblical scale; a Biblical… …   Universalium

  • Biblical — Bib•li•cal [[t]ˈbɪb lɪ kəl[/t]] adj. (often l.c.) 1) of or in the Bible: a Biblical name[/ex] 2) in accord with the Bible 3) rel evocative of or suggesting the Bible or Biblical times, esp. in size or extent: disaster on a biblical scale; a… …   From formal English to slang

  • biblical — bib|li|cal [ˈbıblıkəl] adj [usually before noun] relating to or written in the Bible ▪ The disease dates back to biblical times . biblical story/text/reference ▪ the biblical story of Noah …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • biblical — bib|li|cal [ bıblıkl ] adjective relating to or based on the Bible know someone in the biblical way/sense HUMOROUS to have had sex with someone of biblical proportions very big or important, especially in a bad or unpleasant way: an epidemic of… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • biblical — [[t]bɪ̱blɪk(ə)l[/t]] ADJ: usu ADJ n Biblical means contained in or relating to the Bible. The community, whose links with Syria date back to biblical times, is mainly elderly. ...the biblical story of Noah …   English dictionary

  • biblical — adjective a) Of, or relating to, the Bible The biblical teaching is that... b) In accordance with the teachings of the Bible (according to some interpretation of the later) biblical morality …   Wiktionary

  • biblical — UK [ˈbɪblɪk(ə)l] / US adjective relating to or based on the Bible • know someone in the biblical way/sense humorous to have had sex with someone of biblical proportions …   English dictionary

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