- Bible [bī′bəl]n.[ME & OFr < ML biblia < Gr, collection of writings, in LGr(Ec), the Scriptures (pl. of biblion, book) < biblos, papyrus, after Byblos (now Dschebēl), Phoen city from which papyrus was imported]1. the sacred book of Christianity; Old Testament and New Testament: some Roman Catholic versions also include all or part of the Apocrypha2. the Holy Scriptures of Judaism, identical with the Old Testament of Christianity3. a copy or particular edition of the Scriptures4. any collection or book of writings sacred to a religion [the Koran is the Muslim Bible]5. [b-] any book regarded as authoritative or official: See also AMERICAN STANDARD VERSION, APOCRYPHA, AUTHORIZED VERSION, DOUAY BIBLE, JERUSALEM BIBLE, NEW AMERICAN BIBLE, NEW ENGLISH BIBLE, REVISED STANDARD VERSION, SEPTUAGINT, VULGATE
English World dictionary. V. Neufeldt. 2014.