biblical

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adjective bib·li·cal \ ˈbi-bli-kəl \

Definition of biblical

1 :of, relating to, or being in accord with the Bible (see bible 1)
  • a biblical passage
  • biblical references
2 :suggestive of the Bible or Bible times
  • his biblical beard

biblically

play \-k(ə-)lē\ adverb

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Origin and Etymology of biblical

Medieval Latin biblicus, from biblia


BIBLICAL Defined for English Language Learners

biblical

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adjective

Definition of biblical for English Language Learners

  • : relating to, taken from, or found in the Bible


BIBLICAL Defined for Kids

biblical

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adjective bib·li·cal \ ˈbi-bli-kəl \

Definition of biblical for Students

:relating to, taken from, or found in the Bible

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