Definition of Tower of Babel in English:

Tower of Babel

Pronunciation /ˌtou(ə)r əv ˈbāb(ə)l/ /ˌtaʊ(ə)r əv ˈbeɪb(ə)l/ /ˌtou(ə)r əv ˈbab(ə)l/ /ˌtaʊ(ə)r əv ˈbæb(ə)l/

proper noun

  • (in the Bible) a tower built in an attempt to reach heaven, which God frustrated by confusing the languages of its builders so that they could not understand one another (Genesis 11:1–9).

Origin

Babel from Hebrew Bāḇel ‘Babylon’, from Akkadian bāb ili ‘gate of god’.