Quantcast
Merriam-Webster Logo
  • Dictionary
  • Thesaurus
  • Medical
  • Scrabble
  • Spanish Central
  • Learner's Dictionary

Azazel

play
noun Aza·zel \ə-ˈzā-zəl, ˈa-zə-ˌzel\

Definition of Azazel

  1. :  an evil spirit of the wilderness to which a scapegoat was sent by the ancient Hebrews in a ritual of atonement



Origin of azazel

Hebrew ʽăzāzēl


First Known Use: 1674

Rhymes with azazel


Learn More about azazel


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up Azazel? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

February 11, 2016

the holder of an office

Get Word of the Day daily email!

WORD GAMES

Take a 3-minute break and test your skills!

image33683556

How much does a batman (the Turkish unit of measurement) weigh?

16.96 pounds 196.5 pounds 2.2 pounds 100 pounds
Name That Thing

10 quick questions: hear them, spell them, and see how your skills compare to the crowd.

TAKE THE QUIZ
SCRABBLE® Sprint

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ