Baal definition

bääl, bäl, bāl
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A false god or idol.
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Any of various local fertility and nature gods of the ancient Semitic peoples considered to be false gods by the Hebrews.
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Among some ancient Semitic peoples, orig., any of a number of local fertility gods; later, a chief god.
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A false god; idol.
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(mythology) The supreme male deity of the Phoenician and Canaanite pantheons; a Mediterranean fertility deity, worshipped as far back as 1400 BCE.
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(biblical, in the plural) The whole class of divinities to whom the name Baal was applied.
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(biblical) One of the fallen angels of Satan.
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(often lowercase) A false deity or idol.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
baal
Plural:
baals

Origin of baal

  • Hebrew ba‘al lord, Baal bʕl in Semitic roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From the Hebrew בעל (ba‘al, “lord, master, owner”), from Proto-Semitic *baʿl- (“lord, master, owner”).

    From Wiktionary