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Babylonian

noun Bab·y·lo·nian \ ˌba-bə-ˈlō-nyən , -nē-ən \

Definition of Babylonian

1 : a native or inhabitant of ancient Babylonia or Babylon
2 : the form of the Akkadian language used in ancient Babylonia

First Known Use of babylonian

1530

in the meaning defined at sense 1

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Babylonian

adjective

Definition of Babylonian

1 : of, relating to, or characteristic of Babylonia or Babylon, the Babylonians, or Babylonian
2 : marked by luxury, extravagance, or the pursuit of sensual pleasure
  • the Babylonian halls of the big hotel
  • —G. K. Chesterton
  • the Babylonian delights of the city

Examples of babylonian in a Sentence

  1. the Babylonian glitter of the city's gold coast

First Known Use of babylonian

1553

in the meaning defined at sense 1

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