from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- noun The sacred book of Christianity, a collection of ancient writings including the books of both the Old Testament and the New Testament.
- noun The Hebrew Scriptures, the sacred book of Judaism.
- noun A particular copy of a Bible.
- noun A book or collection of writings constituting the sacred text of a religion.
- noun A book considered authoritative in its field.
- noun A document containing in-depth details about a movie or television series that writers and production staff consult in order to avoid continuity errors.
from The Century Dictionary.
- noun The Book, or rather the Books (see etym.), by way of eminence; the Scriptures of the Old and New Testaments.
- noun Hence Any book or collection of religious writings received by its adherents as a divine revelation: as, the Koran is the Bible of the Mohammedans; the Mormon Bible.
- noun [lowercase] Any great book.
- noun [lowercase] A medieval military engine for throwing large stones.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- noun obsolete A book.
The Bookby way of eminence, -- that is, the book which is made up of the writings accepted by Christians as of divine origin and authority, whether such writings be in the original language, or translated; the Scriptures of the Old and New Testaments; -- sometimes in a restricted sense, the Old Testament. Also, the book which is made up of writings similarly accepted by the Jews.
- noun A book containing the sacred writings belonging to any religion.
- noun a book with an authoritative exposition of some topic, respected by many who are experts in the field.
- noun an association for securing the multiplication and wide distribution of the Bible.
- noun See
- noun See under
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.
- proper noun The
Christian holy book.
- proper noun The
Jewishholy book that was largely incorporatedinto the Christian Bible.
- proper noun The
analogousholy book of another religion.
- noun A specific version, edition, translation, or copy of one of the above-mentioned texts.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- noun the sacred writings of the Christian religions
- noun a book regarded as authoritative in its field
from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
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