Babylonian definition

  • adjective:
    • Of or relating to Babylonia or Babylon or their particular folks, tradition, or language.
    • described as a luxurious, pleasure-seeking, and often immoral way of life.
    • Of or with respect to the actual (or to the mystical) Babylon
    • Of or regarding the old kingdom of Babylonia; Chaldea.
    • Of or regarding the actual or even to the mystical Babylon, or to the old kingdom of Babylonia; Chaldean.
    • of or regarding the town of Babylon or its folks or tradition
  • noun:
    • A native or inhabitant of Babylon or Babylonia.
    • The form of Akkadian used in Babylonia.
    • An inhabitant associated with the city of Babylon.
    • An inhabitant of Babylonia (which included Chaldea); a Chaldean.
    • An astrologer; so named as the Chaldeans had been remarkable for research of astrology.
    • An inhabitant of Babylonia; a Chaldean.
    • An astrologer: accustomed from the fact that the Chaldeans had been remarkable for the study of astrology.
    • A Papist. See I., 3.
    • a number of ball game used a sizable basketball called a medicine-ball.
    • the ideographic and syllabic writing system when the ancient Babylonian language had been written
    • an inhabitant of ancient Babylon
  • proper-noun:
    • The extinct Akkadian (includes Babylonian and Assyrian diatects) language.
    • An inhabitant of Babylonia (including Chaldea); a Chaldean.
    • An astrologer; -- so-called because the Chaldeans were remarkable when it comes to study of astrology.
  • others:
    • regarding Babylon, the administrative centre associated with the old kingdom of Babylonia, or even the kingdom itself.
    • just like the confusion of tongues at Babel (= Babylon); mixed; puzzled.
    • Popish. Scarlet.
    • Figuratively, the word of years (1309–76) when the papal courtroom was at Avignon.

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