from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun Excessive adherence to a literal interpretation of the Bible.
  • noun Extreme devotion to or concern with books.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun Worship or homage paid to books.
  • noun Specifically, excessive reverence for the letter of the Bible.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun Book worship, esp. of the Bible; -- applied by Roman Catholic divines to the exaltation of the authority of the Bible over that of the pope or the church, and by Protestants to an excessive regard to the letter of the Scriptures.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun fundamentalism, the belief in the literal truth of the Bible
  • noun excessive reverence of the Bible, Qur'an, or other book
  • noun worship of the Bible or other book

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun the worship of the Bible


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  • bib-lee-ol-uh-tree

    1. excessive reverence for the Bible as literally interpreted.

    2. extravagant devotion to or dependence upon books.

    December 17, 2006