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

  • A region of northwest Saudi Arabia on the Gulf of Aqaba and the Red Sea. It includes the holy cities of Mecca and Medina.

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  • proper n. The mountainous area of northwest Saudi Arabia which gave rise to early Islam and which contains the sites of many holy places.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a coastal region of the western Arabian Peninsula bordering on the Red Sea; includes both Mecca and Medina; formerly an independent kingdom until it united with Nejd to form the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

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Examples

  • He did not mobilize military support which he could easily have mustered in Hejaz, nor did he try to exploit whatever physical strength was available to him.

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  • Osama bin Laden has made clear his 'mission' to 'free' Arabia (esp. the westernmost region, once known as the Hejaz) from foreign influence.

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  • SCHWARTZ: Mecca is in Hejaz, which is an area near the western coast of Arabia, the Red Sea there.

    The Two Faces of Islam: The House of Sa�ud from Tradition to Terror

  • His father was first cousin to Sir Reginald Wingate, Governor of the Sudan before, during, and after the First World War and one of the key sponsors of T. E. Lawrence's ("Lawrence of Arabia") military activities in the Hejaz, Jordan, and Syria (Sir Reginald was mainly the supplier of the gold sovereigns Lawrence use to buy his Bedouin confreres, without which they would hardly 'lift a finger' as it were). â¨â¨â¨

    Robert Eisenman: Who Killed Orde Wingate?

  • His father was first cousin to Sir Reginald Wingate, Governor of the Sudan before, during, and after the First World War and one of the key sponsors of T. E. Lawrence's ("Lawrence of Arabia") military activities in the Hejaz, Jordan, and Syria (Sir Reginald was mainly the supplier of the gold sovereigns Lawrence use to buy his Bedouin confreres, without which they would hardly 'lift a finger' as it were).

    Robert Eisenman: Who Killed Orde Wingate?

  • It involves some extraordinary figures — Winston Churchill, Lawrence of Arabia, King Hussein of the Hejaz — and some more ordinary ones with extraordinary names: Lancelot Oliphant, for instance, or the incomparable Marmaduke Pickthall.

    The Life of Zion

  • In 1921, his father, the Sharif Hussein, still controlled the Hejaz, including the holy cities of Mecca and Medina.

    Crossing Mandelbaum Gate

  • Night was drawing in, the Renaissance buildings were lit up and became almost surreally majestic and beautiful, and I was struck by the idea that we were seated in a place of great power: the Hejaz of Christianity.

    Nomad

  • Its officials and delegations participated in the negotiations for a new Middle East before the Hejaz was overrun by the Wahabi forces and united with Najd by military force.

    The Coming Revolution

  • The Arab age of conquests and empire peaked outside the Peninsula, but the Hejaz remained the holy land of the empire.

    The Coming Revolution

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