Definition of biblical in English:

biblical

Line breaks: bib|lical
Pronunciation: /ˈbɪblɪk(ə)l
 
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adjective

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.

Derivatives

biblically

adverb
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  • The first episode at least is entertaining and at times compelling television, even if it's not biblically accurate.
  • The concept of gender relations as it was developed during the Reformation has become part of the history of ideas just as have traditional, biblically based assumptions about the age and the origin of the earth.
  • It is easy to use, biblically focused, and, particularly for younger children, developmentally appropriate.

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