Definitions for galileeˈgæl əˌli

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

gal•i•leeˈgæl əˌli(n.)

  1. a porch or vestibule at the entrance of some English churches.

    Category: Architecture

Origin of galilee:

1585–95; < ML galilaea porch of a church, lit., Galilee

Gal•i•leeˈgæl əˌli(n.)

  1. an ancient Roman province in what is now N Israel.

    Category: Geography (places)

  2. Sea of.

    Category: Geography (places)

    Ref: Also called Lake Tiberias.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. Galilee(noun)

    an area of northern Israel; formerly the northern part of Palestine and the ancient kingdom of Israel; the scene of Jesus's ministry

Wiktionary

  1. galilee(Noun)

    A narthex, particularly in the United Kingdom and the Church of England; a vestibule, a fully-enclosed yet porch-like structure, leading to the main body of an English ecclesiastical building.

  2. galilee(Noun)

    In certain Syriac Christian churches, the baptistry.

  3. Galilee(ProperNoun)

    A mountainous geographic region in northern Israel.

  4. Galilee(ProperNoun)

    The Sea of Galilee.

  5. Origin: From Γαλιλαία, from הגליל.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Galilee(noun)

    a porch or waiting room, usually at the west end of an abbey church, where the monks collected on returning from processions, where bodies were laid previous to interment, and where women were allowed to see the monks to whom they were related, or to hear divine service. Also, frequently applied to the porch of a church, as at Ely and Durham cathedrals

Freebase

  1. Galilee

    Galilee is a large region in northern Israel which overlaps with much of the administrative North District and Haifa District of the country. Traditionally divided into Upper Galilee, Lower Galilee, and Western Galilee, extending from Dan to the north, at the base of Mount Hermon, along Mount Lebanon to the ridges of Mount Carmel and Mount Gilboa north of Jenin and Tulkarm to the south, and from the Jordan Rift Valley to the east across the plains of the Jezreel Valley and Acre to the shores of the Mediterranean Sea and the Coastal Plain in the west.

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Galilee

    the northern division of Palestine, divided into Upper, hilly, Lower, level, about 60 m. long and 30 broad.

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