What does galilee mean?

Definitions for galilee
ˈgæl əˌligalilee

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Galileenoun

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


  1. galileenoun

    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. galileenoun

    In certain Syriac Christian churches, the baptistry.

  3. Galileenoun

    A mountainous geographic region in northern Israel.

  4. Galileenoun

    The Sea of Galilee.

  5. Etymology: From Γαλιλαία, from הגליל.


  1. galilee

    Galilee is a region in northern Israel, known for its significant historical, geographical, and religious importance. It is notable for being the site of many events in the life of Jesus Christ, as detailed in the New Testament of the Bible. The region includes several major cities, including Nazareth and Tiberias, and it encompasses a variety of landscapes, such as mountains in the East and the Sea of Galilee. The term "Galilee" may also refer to various architectural features within churches, such as a chapel or porch at the entrance.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Galileenoun

    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

  2. Etymology: [Supposed to have been so termed in allusion to the scriptural Galilee of the Gentiles. cf. OF. galile.]


  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.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Galilee

    gal′i-lē, n. (archit.) a porch or chapel at the west end of some abbey churches, in which penitents were placed, and where ecclesiastics met women who had business with them.—Galilee porch, a galilee which has direct communication with the exterior. [Prob. suggested from Mark, xvi. 7, 'He goeth before you into Galilee.']

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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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of galilee in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of galilee in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of galilee in a Sentence

  1. Harry Emerson Fosdick:

    The Sea of Galilee and the Dead Sea are made of the same water. It flows down, clean and cool, from the heights of Herman and the roots of the cedars of Lebanon. the Sea of Galilee makes beauty of it, the Sea of Galilee has an outlet. It gets to give. It gathers in its riches that it may pour them out again to fertilize the Jordan plain. But the Dead Sea with the same water makes horror. For the Dead Sea has no outlet. It gets to keep.

  2. Benjamin W. Decker:

    During his early ministry in Galilee, Christ taught us that we would do greater things than the miracles he performed.

  3. Hassan Nasrallah:

    Part of our plan in the next war is to enter into Galilee, a part of our plan we are capable of, God willing. The important thing is that we have this capability and we have had it for years.

  4. Donald Ariel:

    It's the only coin we know for the site in which it was found in Eastern Galilee. Eastern Galilee is a place where we don't know very much about this time period.

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