from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- An ancient city of Palestine near the northwest shore of the Dead Sea. A stronghold commanding the valley of the lower Jordan River, it was, according to the Bible, captured and destroyed by Joshua.
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- n. A place of retirement or concealment (see 2 Sam. 10:5).
- proper n. An ancient town in the West Bank.
- proper n. A surname
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A place of tarrying—that is, a prison.
- n. A place very distant; a remote place: as, to wish one in Jericho.
- n. His kick was tremendous, and when he had his boots on would—to use an expression of his own, which he had picked up in the holy wars—would send a man from Jericho to June. Barham, Ingoldsby Legends (Grey Dolphin).
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a village in Palestine near the north end of the Dead Sea; in the Old Testament it was the first place taken by the Israelites under Joshua as they entered the Promised Land
From Hebrew יריחו (Yerikhó). (Wiktionary)