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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

  Baal \Ba"al\ (b[=a]"al), n.; Heb. pl. {Baalim} (-[i^]m). [Heb.
     ba'al lord.]
     1. (Myth.) The supreme male divinity of the Phoenician and
        Canaanitish nations.
        [1913 Webster]

     Note: The name of this god occurs in the Old Testament and
           elsewhere with qualifying epithets subjoined, answering
           to the different ideas of his character; as,
           Baal-berith (the Covenant Baal), Baal-zebub (Baal of
           the fly).
           [1913 Webster]
     2. pl. The whole class of divinities to whom the name Baal
        was applied. --Judges x. 6.
        [1913 Webster]

From Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary [easton]:

     plural of Baal; images of the god Baal (Judg. 2:11; 1 Sam. 7:4).

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

  Baalim, idols; masters; false gods

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