Definition of biblical in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈbɪblɪk(ə)l/


1Relating to or contained in the Bible: the biblical account of creation biblical times
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  • Thus, early accounts of human diversity were framed within the biblical story of the creation emphasizing the unity of human kind.
  • The biblical parables of banquets are illustrations of such encounters.
  • Honest and loving dialogue between churches is a biblical and evangelical imperative.
1.1Resembling the language or style of the Bible: there is a biblical cadence in the last words he utters
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  • Perhaps that is why his testimony is full of language which has an almost biblical resonance.
  • I did not mean for my poem to have any Biblical tone.
  • The poem is mythical and biblical not only in its style but also in its sources.
1.2Very great; on a very large scale: we need rainfall of biblical proportions to bring us back to normal
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  • It may have been behind the worst climatic disaster of recent times, responsible for famine and death on a biblical scale.
  • The country is now facing famine on a biblical scale.
  • A battle of biblical proportions is brewing in full-size pickup trucks.

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