from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- A city of southwest Asia in the Gaza Strip, a narrow coastal area along the Mediterranean Sea adjoining Israel and Egypt. The territory was part of the British mandate for Palestine (1917-1948), passed to Egypt in 1949, and was occupied by Israel in 1967. Palestinian autonomy was promised in the 1979 Israeli-Egyptian peace treaty, and limited autonomy was granted in a 1993 Israeli-Palestinian accord. The city of Gaza was one of the five major Philistine city-kingdoms. Population: 479,000.
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- proper n. A city on the eastern shore of the Mediterranean Sea, formerly in Egypt.
- proper n. Gaza Strip
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- n. a coastal region at the southeastern corner of the Mediterranean bordering Israel and Egypt
From Ancient Greek Γάζα (Gaza) from the Hebrew עזה (`aza). (Wiktionary)