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
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.
Words to me were magic. You could say a word and it could conjure up all kinds of images or feelings or a chilly sensation or whatever. It was amazing to me that words had this power.