Associations to the word «Babel»


BABEL, proper noun. The city and tower in the land of Shinar where the confusion of languages took place, according to the Bible.
BABEL, noun. A confused mixture of sounds and voices, especially in different languages. [from 16th c.]
BABEL, noun. A place or scene of noise and confusion. [from 16th c.]
BABEL, noun. A tall, looming structure. [from 16th c.]
BABEL, noun. Alternative form of Babel

Dictionary definition

BABEL, noun. (Genesis 11:1-11) a tower built by Noah's descendants (probably in Babylon) who intended it to reach up to heaven; God foiled them by confusing their language so they could no longer understand one another.
BABEL, noun. A confusion of voices and other sounds.

Wise words

The chief difference between words and deeds is that words are always intended for men for their approbation, but deeds can be done only for God.
Leo Tolstoy