biblical

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adjective bib·li·cal \ˈbi-bli-kəl\

Definition of biblical

  1. 1 :  of, relating to, or being in accord with the Bible (see bible 1) a biblical passage biblical references

  2. 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


First Known Use: 1652


BIBLICAL Defined for English Language Learners

biblical

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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

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


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