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Wordnet 3.0

NOUN (1)

1. any of numerous local fertility and nature deities worshipped by ancient Semitic peoples; the Hebrews considered Baal a false god;

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

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]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Bel \Bel\, n. The Babylonian name of the god known among the Hebrews as Baal. See Baal. --Baruch vi. 41. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

Baal n 1: any of numerous local fertility and nature deities worshipped by ancient Semitic peoples; the Hebrews considered Baal a false god
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

68 Moby Thesaurus words for "Baal": Adad, Adapa, Anu, Anunaki, Ashtoreth, Ashur, Astarte, Beltu, Ceres, Dagon, Damkina, Demeter, Dionysus, Dumuzi, Ea, Enlil, Ereshkigal, Frey, Gibil, Girru, Gish Bar, Gishzida, Gula, Igigi, Inanna, Isimud, Isis, Juggernaut, Ki, Lahmu, Mama, Marduk, Merodach, Moloch, Nabu, Nammu, Namtar, Nanna, Nebo, Nergal, Neti, Nina, Ningal, Ningirsu, Ninhursag, Ninlil, Ninmah, Ninsar, Nintoo, Nusku, Pan, Papsukai, Priapus, Ramman, Shala, Shamash, Sin, Utnapishtim, Uttu, Utu, Zarpanit, Zubird, devil-god, fetish, golden calf, graven image, idol, joss
Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary:

Baal lord. (1.) The name appropriated to the principal male god of the Phoenicians. It is found in several places in the plural BAALIM (Judg. 2:11; 10:10; 1 Kings 18:18; Jer. 2:23; Hos. 2:17). Baal is identified with Molech (Jer. 19:5). It was known to the Israelites as Baal-peor (Num. 25:3; Deut. 4:3), was worshipped till the time of Samuel (1 Sam 7:4), and was afterwards the religion of the ten tribes in the time of Ahab (1 Kings 16:31-33; 18:19, 22). It prevailed also for a time in the kingdom of Judah (2 Kings 8:27; comp. 11:18; 16:3; 2 Chr. 28:2), till finally put an end to by the severe discipline of the Captivity (Zeph. 1:4-6). The priests of Baal were in great numbers (1 Kings 18:19), and of various classes (2 Kings 10:19). Their mode of offering sacrifices is described in 1 Kings 18:25-29. The sun-god, under the general title of Baal, or "lord," was the chief object of worship of the Canaanites. Each locality had its special Baal, and the various local Baals were summed up under the name of Baalim, or "lords." Each Baal had a wife, who was a colourless reflection of himself. (2.) A Benjamite, son of Jehiel, the progenitor of the Gibeonites (1 Chr. 8:30; 9:36). (3.) The name of a place inhabited by the Simeonites, the same probably as Baal-ath-beer (1 Chr. 4:33; Josh. 19:8).
Hitchcock's Bible Names Dictionary (late 1800's):

Baal, master; lord
The Devil's Dictionary (1881-1906):

BAAL, n. An old deity formerly much worshiped under various names. As Baal he was popular with the Phoenicians; as Belus or Bel he had the honor to be served by the priest Berosus, who wrote the famous account of the Deluge; as Babel he had a tower partly erected to his glory on the Plain of Shinar. From Babel comes our English word "babble." Under whatever name worshiped, Baal is the Sun-god. As Beelzebub he is the god of flies, which are begotten of the sun's rays on the stagnant water. In Physicia Baal is still worshiped as Bolus, and as Belly he is adored and served with abundant sacrifice by the priests of Guttledom.