Proper noun

  • (Christianity) One of the demons or fallen angels of Satan.
  • (mythology, biblical, sometimes lowercase) Various other Baalim, understood as distinct patron gods or as local patron aspects the great god Baal.
  • (mythology, biblical) A storm and fertility god of the Phoenician and Canaanite pantheons, reckoned as chief of the gods by the 1st millennium BC.
  • (often lowercase) A false deity or idol; (obsolete, pejorative) Catholic or Orthodox icons of the saints.

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