bible Definition

  • 1the Christian scriptures, consisting of the Old and New Testaments
  • 2a copy or edition of the Bible

Using bible: Examples

Take a moment to familiarize yourself with how "bible" can be used in various situations through the following examples!

  • Example

    She reads the Bible every day.

  • Example

    He gave me a beautiful leather-bound Bible as a gift.

  • Example

    The Bible is the most widely read book in the world.

bible Synonyms and Antonyms

Synonyms for bible

  • scriptures
  • holy writ
  • word of God

Phrases with bible

  • a nickname for the Bible, often used by Christians


    The Good Book says that we should love our neighbors as ourselves.

  • swear on a stack of Bibles

    to make a solemn oath, often in a court of law


    He swore on a stack of Bibles that he was telling the truth.

  • a region in the southern United States where there are many evangelical Christians and churches


    She grew up in the Bible belt and attended church every Sunday.

Origins of bible

from Greek 'biblia', meaning 'books'


Summary: bible in Brief

The term 'Bible' [ˈbaɪbl] refers to the Christian scriptures, which include the Old and New Testaments. It is also used to refer to a copy or edition of the Bible. Phrases like 'the Good Book' and 'swear on a stack of Bibles' are commonly used idioms. 'Bible belt' is a term used to describe a region in the southern United States with many evangelical Christians and churches.

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