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Definition of "babel" [ba•bel]

  • 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)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • 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 (noun)

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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."