Babylon

noun
Bab·y·lon | \ ˈba-bə-ˌlän , -lən \

Definition of Babylon 

(Entry 1 of 2)

: a city devoted to materialism and sensual pleasure

Babylon

geographical name
Bab·y·lon | \ ˈba-bə-lən , -ˌlän \

Definition of Babylon (Entry 2 of 2)

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 entry 1

First Known Use of Babylon

Noun

14th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Babylon

Noun

Babylon, ancient city of Babylonia

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