Definition of bible noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

     

    bible

     noun
    noun
    BrE BrE//ˈbaɪbl//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈbaɪbl//
     
    Religious texts
     
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  1. 1the Bible [singular] the holy book of the Christian religion, consisting of the Old Testament and the New Testament See related entries: Religious texts
  2. 2the Bible [singular] the holy book of the Jewish religion, consisting of the Torah (or Law), the Prophets and the Writings See related entries: Religious texts
  3. 3[countable] a copy of the holy book of the Christian or Jewish religion
  4. 4[countable] a book containing important information on a subject, that you refer to very often the stamp-collector’s bible
  5. Word Origin Middle English: via Old French from ecclesiastical Latin biblia, from Greek (ta) biblia ‘(the) books’, from biblion ‘book’, originally a diminutive of biblos ‘papyrus, scroll’, of Semitic origin.
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