Definitions

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

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A place of tarrying—that is, a prison.
  • noun A place very distant; a remote place: as, to wish one in Jericho.
  • noun 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 Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun informal A place of retirement or concealment (see 2 Sam. 10:5).
  • proper noun An ancient town in the West Bank.
  • proper noun A surname

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

  • noun 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

Etymologies

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From Hebrew יריחו (Yerikhó).

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  • It is the lowest of the low - yet high brow.

    May 16, 2012