noun pl. Baalim or Baals
- among some ancient Semitic peoples, orig., any of a number of local fertility gods; later, a chief god
- a false god; idol
LL < Heb baal
See Baal in American Heritage Dictionary 4
noun pl. Baals Baals
or Baal·im (bäˈä-lĭm, bäˈlĭm)
- Any of various local fertility and nature gods of the ancient Semitic peoples considered to be false gods by the Hebrews.
- often baal A false god or idol.
Origin: Hebrew ba‘al, lord, Baal; see bעl in Semitic roots
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