Babylon

noun
Bab·​y·​lon | \ ˈba-bə-ˌlän How to pronounce Babylon (audio) , -lən \

Definition of Babylon

: a city devoted to materialism and sensual pleasure

First Known Use of Babylon

14th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Babylon

Babylon, ancient city of Babylonia

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The first known use of Babylon was in the 14th century

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“Babylon.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Babylon. Accessed 26 Jun. 2022.

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Babylon geographical name

Bab·​y·​lon | \ ˈba-bə-lən How to pronounce Babylon (audio) , -ˌlän \

Definition of Babylon

ancient city and capital of Babylonia

Note: The site of Babylon is about 55 miles (89 kilometers) south of Baghdad near the Euphrates River.

— see also babylonian

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