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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A native or inhabitant of Galilee.
  • noun A Christian.
  • noun Jesus.
  • adjective Of or relating to Galilee or its people.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Of or pertaining to Galileo, a great Italian mathematician and natural philosopher (1564-1642), who laid the foundations of the science of dynamics.
  • Pertaining to Galilee, the northernmost division of Palestine in the time of Christ, lying north of Samaria.
  • noun A native or an inhabitant of Galilee.
  • noun One of a class among the Jews who opposed the payment of tribute to the Romans about the time of the emperor Augustus.
  • noun A Christian, as a follower of Jesus Christ, called the Galilean: used by the ancient Jews in contempt.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Of or relating to Galilee.
  • noun A native or inhabitant of Galilee, the northern province of Palestine under the Romans.
  • noun (Jewish Hist.) One of the party among the Jews, who opposed the payment of tribute to the Romans; -- called also Gaulonite.
  • noun A Christian in general; -- used as a term of reproach by Mohammedans and Pagans.
  • adjective Of or pertaining to Galileo. See telescope.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective of or pertaining to Galilee, or a native or inhabitant thereof.
  • adjective philosophy of or pertaining to the philosopher Galileo Galilei.
  • noun A native or resident of Galilee.
  • noun historical A zealous follower of Judas of Galilee, who fiercely resented the taxation of the Romans, and whose violence contributed to induce the latter to vow the extermination of the whole race.
  • noun by extension, sometimes derogatory A Christian.
  • proper noun Jesus Christ.

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

  • noun an inhabitant of Galilee (an epithet of Jesus Christ)
  • adjective of or relating to Galileo or his works
  • noun one of the four satellites of Jupiter that were discovered by Galileo
  • adjective of or relating to Galilee or its inhabitants

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