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Biblenoun [C/U]

 us   /ˈbɑɪ·bəl/
the ​holy writings of the ​Christianreligion consisting of the ​OldTestament and the New ​Testament, or the ​holy writings of the ​Jewishreligion consisting of the ​Torah and other writings, or a ​bookcontaining either of these sets of writings: [C] Her ​parents gave her a Bible when she was ​young.
A Bible is also the ​holy writings of any ​religion.
A bible is a ​book that gives ​importantadvice and ​information about a ​particularsubject: [C] The ​magazinebecame the bible of ​fashionable women.
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biblenoun [C or S]

uk   /ˈbaɪ.bəl/  us   /ˈbaɪ.bəl/
(usually Bible, also Holy Bible) (a ​copy of) the ​holybook of the ​Christianreligion consisting of the Old and New Testaments, or the ​holybook of the ​Jewishreligion consisting of the Law, the Prophets, and the Writings: In the Bible it says that ​Adam and ​Eve were the first ​humanbeings. Her ​parents gave her a bible when she was a ​youngchild. Bible-​readingclasses are ​held in the ​churchhall every ​Thursdayevening.
a ​book, ​magazine, etc. that gives ​importantadvice and ​information about a ​particularsubject: Vogue ​magazinequicklybecame the bible offashionable women.

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