Ba·al (bääl′, bäl, bāl)
n. pl. Ba·als or Ba·a·lim (bää-lĭm, bälĭm)
1. Any of various local fertility and nature gods of the ancient Semitic peoples considered to be false gods by the Hebrews.
2. often baal A false god or idol.
[Hebrew ba'al, lord, Baal; see bʿl in the Appendix of Semitic roots.]
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