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noun bi·ble \ˈbī-bəl\

Simple Definition of bible

  • the Bible : the book of sacred writings used in the Christian religion

  • : the book of sacred writings used in the Jewish religion

  • Bible : a copy or edition of the Bible

Full Definition of bible

  1. 1 capitalized a :  the sacred scriptures of Christians comprising the Old Testament and the New Testament b :  the sacred scriptures of some other religion (as Judaism)

  2. 2 obsolete :  book

  3. 3 capitalized :  a copy or an edition of the Bible

  4. 4 :  a publication that is preeminent especially in authoritativeness or wide readership <the fisherman's bible> <the bible of the entertainment industry>

Examples of bible

  1. She gave each of her grandchildren a Bible.

  2. The book is famous among foodies—it's the gourmet's bible.

  3. The magazine is now considered the bible of the plastics industry.



Origin of bible

Middle English, from Old French, from Medieval Latin biblia, from Greek, plural of biblion book, diminutive of byblos papyrus, book, from Byblos, ancient Phoenician city from which papyrus was exported


First Known Use: 14th century

Rhymes with bible



BIBLE Defined for Kids

Bible

noun Bi·ble \ˈbī-bəl\

Definition of Bible

  1. 1 :  the book of sacred writings accepted by Christians as coming from God

  2. 2 :  a book containing the sacred writings of a religion





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