Definitions

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

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

  • n. a coastal region at the southeastern corner of the Mediterranean bordering Israel and Egypt

Etymologies

From Ancient Greek Γάζα (Gaza) from the Hebrew עזה (`aza). (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Diary Entry by arn specter (about the author) yahooBuzzArticleHeadline = 'Gaza: History and Today\'s Freedom March Suppressed by Egypt'; yahooBuzzArticleSummary = 'A presentation of last nights Democracy Now news story (video) of Egypt denying access to Gaza to hundreds-thousands of activists from many countries protesting Israel\'s violence against Hamas and the Palestinians 1 year ago ... along with a 1 hour talk by Professor Noam Chomsky, \'Gaza: One Year Later\ '.'

    OpEdNews - Diary: Gaza: History and Today's Freedom March Suppressed by Egypt

  • Thou Shalt Not Kill for gaza the killing field am i a fly from World Bulletin: Poet in Britain writes poetry "for Gaza killing field"

    Archive 2009-02-01

  • Subject: GAZA story/updating As we hand off the updating of the Gaza story into this evening, please make SURE we keep at least these three grafs in our updating story: Hamas, whose charter specifically calls for the destruction of the state of Israel, is listed as a terrorist organization by the United States, Canada, Japan, Australia, the United Kingdon and the European Union and is banned in Jordan.

    Thursday, January 08, 2009

  • But then Hamas continue shooting rockets over Israeli civilians, Hamas took the gaza strip by power and cooped to religious fundamentalist regime in Gaza.

    Could There Be a One-State Solution? - The Lede Blog - NYTimes.com

  • A Twitter Search for #gaza shows the continuing stream of tweets about Gaza.

    Power of Anyone

  • Arko Datta/Reuters STANDING BY GAZA: A police officer stood guard Wednesday outside a Mumbai mosque as a Muslim boy looked on during a demonstration against Israel's military strike in Gaza, which has killed close to 700 people.

    Today's Photos: Jan. 7

  • Anja Niedringhaus/Associated Press GAZA TURMOIL: A Palestinian man walked past a dead cow in eastern Jebaliya, northern Gaza strip, Wednesday.

    Today's Photos: Jan. 28

  • EYAD SARRAJ, GAZA PSYCHIATRIST: Three years ago, we did a study on a sample of children in Gaza between the age of 12 and 14 and we asked them, "What would you like to be when you are 18."

    CNN Transcript Jul 16, 2009

  • GAZA STRIP, PALESTINE — In a small cafe in Gaza City, Amjad Shawa, the coordinator for the Palestinian NGO Network (PNGO), sips black coffee and ruminates on the Israeli blockade of Gaza.

    Gazans Resist by Surviving

  • WORLD SILENT AS GAZA SUFFERS COLLECTIVE PUNISHMENT BY ISRAEL yahooBuzzArticleHeadline = 'WORLD SILENT AS GAZA SUFFERS COLLECTIVE PUNISHMENT BY ISRAEL'; yahooBuzzArticleSummary = 'Article: The world is a ignoring a humanitarian catastrophe that Israel has created in Gaza by practicing cruel and illegal collective punishment upon an estimated 1.5 million people living there ~ half of whom are children.

    WORLD SILENT AS GAZA SUFFERS COLLECTIVE PUNISHMENT BY ISRAEL

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