1. Proper noun.  (mythology) the supreme male deity of the Phoenician and Canaanitish pantheons; a Mediterranean fertility deity whose worship was characterised by the sexual acts of his followers during periodic rituals, along with occasional human sacrifice and frequent temple prostitution, worshipped as far back as 1400 BCE.
  2. Proper noun.  (biblical, plural) the whole class of divinities to whom the name ''Baal'' was applied.
  3. Proper noun.  (biblical) one of the fallen angels of Satan.
  4. Proper noun.  (often, lowercase) a false god or idol.

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