from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- A region of northern Israel. The northernmost part of Palestine and the ancient kingdom of Israel, Galilee was the center of Jesus's ministry.
- Sea of or Lake Ti·be·ri·as (tī-bîrˈē-əs)Galilee A freshwater lake of northeast Israel. About 214 m (700 ft) below sea level, it is fed and drained by the Jordan River.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- proper n. A mountainous geographic region in northern Israel.
- proper n. The Sea of Galilee.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. 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.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A chapel connected with some early English medieval churches, in which penitents and catechumens were placed, to which monks returned after processions, in which ecclesiastics were allowed to meet women who had business with them, and whence the worthy dead were buried.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. an area of northern Israel; formerly the northern part of Palestine and the ancient kingdom of Israel; the scene of Jesus's ministry
From Ancient Greek Γαλιλαία, from Hebrew הגליל (hagalil). (Wiktionary)