Tower of Babel

See under Babel (def. 1).

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  • Tower of Babel — Tower of Ba|bel, the a tower in a story in the Old Testament of the Bible. According to the story, everyone originally spoke the same language, but when the people of Babel tried to build a tower that would reach to Heaven, God prevented them by… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • Tower of Babel — noun a) A tower erected at Babel by the descendants of Noahs son Ham to reach the sky, and whose completion God thwarted by making the workers speak different languages so that they were unable to understand one another. b) A visionary and… …   Wiktionary

  • Tower of 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 • Syn: ↑Babel • Topics: ↑Genesis,… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Tower of Babel — Date: 1718 Babel 2 …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Tower of Babel — Tow′er of Ba′bel [[t]ˈtaʊ ər[/t]] n. bib geg See under Babel I, 1) …   From formal English to slang

  • Tower of Babel — (Biblical) tower built by the descendants of Noah in an attempt to reach heaven (as a punishment, God created many different languages so they could not understand one another) …   English contemporary dictionary

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