What does Palestine mean?

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ˈpæl əˌstaɪnPales·tine

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Palestine(noun)

    a former British mandate on the east coast of the Mediterranean; divided between Jordan and Israel in 1948

  2. Palestine, Canaan, Holy Land, Promised Land(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


  1. Palestine(ProperNoun)

    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.

    Etymology: From Palaestina, from Παλαιστίνη, from פלשת; revived as a political territorial name in 1920 for the British Mandate.

  2. Palestine(ProperNoun)

    The region between the Mediterranean Sea and the Jordan River.

    Etymology: From Palaestina, from Παλαιστίνη, from פלשת; revived as a political territorial name in 1920 for the British Mandate.

  3. Palestine(ProperNoun)

    The Roman province Palestina.

    Etymology: From Palaestina, from Παλαιστίνη, from פלשת; revived as a political territorial name in 1920 for the British Mandate.

  4. Palestine(ProperNoun)

    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.

    Etymology: From Palaestina, from Παλαιστίνη, from פלשת; revived as a political territorial name in 1920 for the British Mandate.

  5. Palestine(ProperNoun)

    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).

    Etymology: From Palaestina, from Παλαιστίνη, from פלשת; revived as a political territorial name in 1920 for the British Mandate.


  1. Palestine

    Palestine is a conventional name, among others, for the geographic region in Western Asia between the Mediterranean Sea and the Jordan River, and various adjoining lands. The name was used by Ancient Greek writers, and was later used for the Roman province Syria Palaestina, the Byzantine Palaestina Prima and the Umayyad and Abbasid province of Jund Filastin. The region is also known as the Land of Israel, the Holy Land, the Southern Levant, Cisjordan, and historically has been known by other names including Canaan, Southern Syria and Jerusalem. Situated at a strategic location between Egypt, Syria and Arabia, and the birthplace of Judaism and Christianity, the region has a long and tumultuous history as a crossroads for religion, culture, commerce, and politics. The region has been controlled by numerous different peoples, including Ancient Egyptians, Canaanites, Israelites, Assyrians, Babylonians, Persians, Ancient Greeks, Romans, Byzantines, the Sunni Arab Caliphates, the Shia Fatimid Caliphate, Crusaders, Ayyubids, Mameluks, Ottomans, the British and modern Israelis and Palestinians.

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Palestine

    or the Holy Land, a small territory on the SE. corner of the Mediterranean, about the size of Wales, being 140 m. from N. to S., and an average of 70 m. from E. to W., is bounded on the N. by Lebanon, on the E. by the Jordan Valley, on the S. by the Sinaitic Desert, and on the W. by the sea; there is great diversity of climate throughout its extent owing to the great diversity of level, and its flora and fauna are of corresponding range; it suffered much during the wars between the Eastern monarchies and Egypt, and in the wars between the Crescent and the Cross, and is now by a strange fate in the hands of the Turk; it has in recent times been the theatre of extensive exploring operations in the interest of its early history.

Military Dictionary and Gazetteer

  1. palestine

    A country of Asia, lying along the east coast of the Mediterranean Sea, and occupying the southwestern part of Syria, which is included within the limits of the Turkish empire. It now forms the modern pashalic of Beirut or Beyrout, and part of the pashalic of Damascus. This is the country in which the principal events recorded in Scripture took place. When it was conquered by the Israelites, Joshua divided this and a portion of the country to the east of the Jordan among the twelve tribes. It was conquered, however, by the kings of Assyria, who carried captive, first Israel and then Judah, into the eastern provinces of their empire. After the conquest of Babylon by Cyrus, the Jews were allowed to return to their country, to rebuild their temple, and re-establish their ecclesiastical constitution. Judæa thus continued a province of Persia until Asia was invaded by Alexander the Great, to whom it submitted without resistance. The Jews were again exposed to oppression from some of the Ptolemies, who attempted to enforce the adoption of the idolatrous worship of the Greeks on the Jewish people. The Jews, however, under the guidance of the Maccabees, offered a most determined resistance to the Egyptian monarch who sought to deprive them of the exercise of their own religion, and Judæa once more became an independent country. It subsequently fell under the dominion of Rome, which established the Herods as tributary kings. It was at this crisis that Judæa became the theatre of those great events which form the foundation of the Christian faith. The Jews, however, having repeatedly rebelled against the authority of the Romans, Titus entered Judæa with a large force in 70, and after a long siege, during which the Jews endured terrible hardships and privations, he took Jerusalem, and razed it to the ground. The temple which had been twice rebuilt, after having been burnt by Nebuchadnezzar and plundered by Antiochus, was again destroyed. More than 1,100,000 Jews perished in the siege and destruction of the city, and about sixty-five years after the Jewish people were banished from Judæa by a decree of the emperor Hadrian. The country continued to form a part of the Roman empire until it was divided into the Eastern and Western empires, when Palestine became a province of the former. Although it was frequently invaded by the Parthians, Persians, and Saracens, it was held by the emperors of Constantinople until it was wrested from them by the last-named people in 638. It then fell under the sway of the Mohammedans, in whose power the land remained until 1099, when the Holy Land was recovered by the Crusaders, and erected into a Latin kingdom under Godfrey de Bouillon. This kingdom lasted till 1187, when it was conquered by Saladin, on the decline of whose kingdom it passed through various hands, till, in 1517, it was finally swallowed up in the Turkish empire.

Etymology and Origins

  1. Palestine

    From the Hebrew Palæstina, “the land of strangers.” This was the ancient Philistia, the country of the Philistines, a term derived like that of Palestine from the root phalash, to emigrate or wander.

Anagrams for Palestine »

  1. penalties, tapelines

  2. Tapelines

How to pronounce Palestine?

  1. Alex
    US English

How to say Palestine in sign language?

  1. palestine


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Palestine in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Palestine in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of Palestine in a Sentence

  1. Foreign Ministry:

    All people in Israel and Palestine have a right to live in peace and security. Only a clear political perspective for a sustainable two-state solution can guarantee this in the long term.

  2. Mahmoud Al-Habbash:

    The Arab nation has to attack any illegal side in the Arab region with an iron hand, it has to start from Palestine.

  3. Sheikh Tamim Bin Hamad al-Thani:

    I'm happy to learn and to hear from you, President, that you are committed to find this peace process in Palestine.

  4. Diana Buttu:

    Each U.S. administration, since Reagan, has pandered to Israel on settlements, i get the sense from the Palestinian leadership's responses that they believe this issue has to be framed as not just about 'us' but about the world order that people believe in... when you go down this path it isn't just about Palestine, this affects Crimea and other places around the world.

  5. Mahmoud Abbas:

    We need the economy and we need the money. And practically, we need aid, but before everything, there should be a political solution. When there is a political solution, when we see a state of Palestine along the 1967 borderline, then we can say' Dear world, come to assist, we are ready to receive assistance.'.

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