What does israel mean?

Definitions for israelˈɪz ri əl, -reɪ-

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word israel.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. Israel, State of Israel, Yisrael, Zion, Sion(noun)

    Jewish republic in southwestern Asia at eastern end of Mediterranean; formerly part of Palestine

  2. Israel(noun)

    an ancient kingdom of the Hebrew tribes at the southeastern end of the Mediterranean Sea; founded by Saul around 1025 BC and destroyed by the Assyrians in 721 BC

Wiktionary

  1. Israel(ProperNoun)

    The State of Israel, a modern country in the Middle East, at the eastern shore of the Mediterranean.

  2. Israel(ProperNoun)

    The Land of Israel, a region that is roughly coextensive with the State of Israel.

  3. Israel(ProperNoun)

    A nation that occupied roughly the same area in ancient times.

  4. Israel(ProperNoun)

    An ancient kingdom that occupied the northern part of this area, as distinct from Judah.

  5. Israel(ProperNoun)

    The Jews, taken collectively.

  6. Israel(ProperNoun)

    A name given to Jacob (Genesis 32:28).

  7. Israel(ProperNoun)

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  8. Origin: From ישראל, which, in Biblical Hebrew, means "he who wrestles with God" (a Biblical name for Jacob after he wrestles with an adversary).

Freebase

  1. Israel

    Israel, officially the State of Israel, is a parliamentary democracy in the Middle East, on the south-eastern shore of the Mediterranean Sea. It borders Lebanon in the north, Syria in the northeast, Jordan and the West Bank in the east, Egypt and the Gaza Strip on the southwest, and the Gulf of Aqaba in the Red Sea to the south, and it contains geographically diverse features within its relatively small area. In its Basic Laws Israel defines itself as a Jewish and Democratic State; it is the world's only Jewish-majority state. On 29 November 1947, the United Nations General Assembly recommended the adoption and implementation of the partition plan of Mandatory Palestine. On 14 May 1948, David Ben-Gurion, the Executive Head of the World Zionist Organization and president of the Jewish Agency for Palestine, declared "the establishment of a Jewish state in Eretz Israel, to be known as the State of Israel," a state independent upon the termination of the British Mandate for Palestine, 15 May 1948. Neighboring Arab armies invaded Palestine on the next day and fought the Israeli forces. Israel has since fought several wars with neighboring Arab states, in the course of which it has occupied the West Bank, Sinai Peninsula, Gaza Strip and the Golan Heights. It annexed portions of these territories, including East Jerusalem, but the border with the West Bank is disputed. Israel has signed peace treaties with Egypt and Jordan, but efforts to resolve the Israeli–Palestinian conflict have so far not resulted in peace.

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British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'israel' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #3077

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'israel' in Written Corpus Frequency: #4820

Anagrams for israel »

  1. ariels

  2. resail

  3. sailer

  4. serial

  5. realis

Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of israel in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of israel in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Recep Tayyip Erdoğan:

    Turkey will not accept any notion that denies Israel's right to exist. Everyone should unconditionally accept that Israel is an indispensable element of the Middle Eastern mosaic.

  2. Benjamin Netanyahu:

    First of all, Arafat is wrong. Jerusalem is Israel's capital, will never be divided, and will remain the capital of the State of Israel, the capital of the Jewish people, for ever and ever.

  3. David Ben-Gurion:

    Israel will not discuss a peace involving the concession of any piece of territory. The neighboring states do not deserve an inch of Israel's land. . . . We are ready for exchange for peace.

  4. Menachem Begin:

    The Partition of Palestine is illegal. It will never be recognized .... Jerusalem was and will for ever be our capital. Eretz Israel will be restored to the people of Israel. All of it. And for Ever.

  5. Klaus Naumann:

    A measure of the seriousness with which Israel Israel took Israel Israel moral duties and Israel Israel responsibilities under the laws of armed conflict is that in some cases Israel’s scrupulous adherence to the laws of war cost Israeli soldiers ’ and civilians ’ lives.

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