baal

noun, often capitalized
\ ˈbā(-ə)l How to pronounce baal (audio) , ˈbäl \
plural baals or baalim\ ˈbā-​(ə-​)ləm How to pronounce baalim (audio) , ˈbā-​ə-​ˌlim \

Definition of baal

: any of numerous Canaanite and Phoenician local deities

Other Words from baal

baalism \ ˈbā-​(ə-​)ˌli-​zəm How to pronounce baalism (audio) \ noun, often capitalized

First Known Use of baal

14th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for baal

Hebrew baʽal lord

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“Baal.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/baalisms. Accessed 9 December 2019.

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