Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • An ancient seaport of Palestine south of present-day Haifa, Israel. It was founded (30 B.C.) by Herod the Great and later became the capital of Roman Judea. The city was destroyed by Muslims in 1265.
  • An ancient city of northern Palestine near Mount Hermon in present-day southwest Syria. It was built in the first century A.D. on the site of a center for the worship of Pan.
  • An ancient city of Cappadocia on the site of present-day Kayseri in central Turkey. The chief city of the region, it was destroyed by Persians in A.D. 260.

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  • proper n. Name of numerous cities and locations in the Roman Empire, among them Caesarea Mazaca, capital of Cappadocia (modern Kayseri) and Caesarea Maritima, capital of province Palestine.

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  • n. an ancient seaport in northwestern Israel; an important Roman city in ancient Palestine

Etymologies

From Latin Caesarēa, from Caesar. (Wiktionary)

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