Definition of Palestine

1. Noun. A former British mandate on the east coast of the Mediterranean; divided between Jordan and Israel in 1948.

2. Noun. An ancient country in southwestern Asia on the east coast of the Mediterranean Sea; a place of pilgrimage for Christianity and Islam and Judaism.
Exact synonyms: Canaan, Holy Land, Promised Land
Generic synonyms: Geographic Area, Geographic Region, Geographical Area, Geographical Region
Terms within: Juda, Judah, Judaea, Judea, Samaria, Philistia, Jordan, Jordan River
Group relationships: Asia
Geographical relationships: Chebab
Derivative terms: Palestinian

Definition of Palestine

1. Proper noun. The West Bank and Gaza Strip, taken collectively; that is, the parts occupied by Israel and those under the jurisdiction of the Palestinian National Authority. ¹

2. Proper noun. (geography) The region between the Mediterranean Sea and the Jordan River. ¹

3. Proper noun. (historical) The Roman province Palestina. ¹

4. Proper noun. (historical technical) A British colonial entity administering approximately the lands of modern State of Israel plus the West Bank and Gaza Strip; the lands administered by this entity. ¹

5. Proper noun. (historical technical rare) The British League of Nations Mandate for Palestine, of which this region was a part (the remainder being Transjordan, which covered approximately the lands of the modern Kingdom (originally Emirate) of Jordan). ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Palestine

Paleo-Indian culture
Paleo Faliro
Paleo Faliron
Paleocene epoch
Paleolithic Age
Paleozoic era
Palestine Authority
Palestine Islamic Jihad
Palestine Liberation Front
Palestine Liberation Organization
Palestine National Authority
Palestinian Arab
Palestinian Arabic
Palestinian Hizballah
Palestinian Islamic Jihad
Palestinian National Authority

Literary usage of Palestine

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1. The Encyclopedia Americana: A Library of Universal Knowledge (1919)
"At the outbreak of the war in 1914 there were 125000 Jews in palestine, ... All that was needed to assure the growth of palestine was an honest and ..."

2. The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire by Edward Gibbon (1853)
"Of the fertility of other parts of palestine he speaks favourably. ... But Strabo had never seen palestine, and spoke of it only from report, ..."

3. Ancient Times, a History of the Early World: An Introduction to the Study of by James Henry Breasted (1916)
"palestine AND THE PREDECESSORS OF THE HEBREWS THERE The home of the Hebrews was on the west end of the Fertile Crescent (ยง 132), in a land now called ..."

4. American Jewish Year Book by American Jewish Committee, Jewish Publication Society of America (1914)
"Porte acts favorably upon petition of twenty-five Russian immigrants for naturalization and permission to settle in palestine; Russian Consul-General ..."

5. The New Schaff-Herzog Encyclopedia of Religious Knowledge: Embracing by Johann Jakob Herzog, Philip Schaff, Albert Hauck (1912)
"In view of this, Zionist work has been directed toward developing the natural resources of palestine, and toward securing for the Jews there a ..."

6. Science by American Association for the Advancement of Science (1910)
"Carmel in palestine, seven miles from Haifa, and is the first agricultural institution of research supported by private American capital to be established ..."

7. Dictionary of National Biography by LESLIE. STEPHEN, Sidney Lee (1888)
"His fellow-worker in palestine, Lieutenant Conder, speaks of his ' experience ... His official duties for the palestine Fund Survey mainly consisted in the ..."

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