Baal Ba"al (b[=a]"al), n.; Heb. pl. {Baalim} (-[i^]m). [Heb. ba'al lord.] 1. (Myth.) The supreme male divinity of the Phoenician and Canaanitish nations. [1913 Webster]

Note: The name of this god occurs in the Old Testament and elsewhere with qualifying epithets subjoined, answering to the different ideas of his character; as, Baal-berith (the Covenant Baal), Baal-zebub (Baal of the fly). [1913 Webster]

2. pl. The whole class of divinities to whom the name Baal was applied. --Judges x. 6. [1913 Webster]

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