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Definition of "biblical" []

  • Of, relating to, or contained in the Bible. (adjective)
  • Being in keeping with the nature of the Bible, especially: (adjective)
  • Suggestive of the personages or times depicted in the Bible. (adjective)
  • Suggestive of the prose or narrative style of the King James Bible. (adjective)
  • Very great in extent; enormous: a natural disaster of near biblical proportions. (adjective)

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.

Use "biblical" in a sentence
  • "That means planting what he refers to as "biblical wheat" over the coming weeks."
  • "Speaking of tongue-blistering, I was gonna tell you how I came to know my Maytag man in what you call the biblical sense."
  • "The finest illustration of this is furnished by the French curé, who, to avoid being compelled, like other citizens, to pave the street in front of his house, quoted a saying which he described as biblical: paveant illi, ego non pavebo."