Definition of "babel" [ba•bel]

  • (noun) A confusion of sounds or voices. See Synonyms at noise.
  • (noun) A scene of noise and confusion.
  • (noun) a tower presumptuously intended to reach from earth to heaven, the building of which was frustrated when Jehovah confused the language of the builders (Genesis 11:1–9)
  • (noun) the city, probably Babylon, in which this tower was supposedly built
  • (noun) a confusion of noises or voices
  • (noun) a scene of noise and confusion

Use "babel" in a sentence

  • "When I translated the Thomas line in babel fish, it came up with Thomas is more Lugner."
  • "They speak a babel of languages: Czech, Romanian, Bulgarian,"
  • "Zero, LaTeX has the "babel" package for almost any language you might want to write in."

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