Babylon

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noun Bab·y·lon \ˈba-bə-ˌlän, -lən\

Definition of Babylon

  1. :  a city devoted to materialism and sensual pleasure

Origin and Etymology of babylon

Babylon, ancient city of Babylonia


First Known Use: 14th century


Babylon

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

Definition of Babylon

  1. ancient city and capital of Babylonia The site of Babylon is about 55 miles (89 kilometers) south of Baghdad near the Euphrates River.

  1. —see also 1babylonian

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