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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 Ba·bel /ˈbebəl, ˈbæ-/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Ba·bel n.
 1. The city and tower in the land of Shinar, where the confusion of languages took place.
    Therefore is the name of it called Babel.   --Gen. xi. 9.
 2. Hence: A place or scene of noise and confusion; a confused mixture of sounds, as of voices or languages.
    That babel of strange heathen languages.   --Hammond.
    The grinding babel of the street.   --R. L. Stevenson.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n 1: a confusion of voices and other sounds
      2: (Genesis 11:1-11) a tower built by Noah's descendants
         (probably in Babylon) who intended it to reach up to
         heaven; God foiled them by confusing their language so
         they could no longer understand one another [syn: Tower
         of Babel]

From: Hitchcock's Bible Names Dictionary (late 1800's)

 Babel, confusion; mixture