Definitions

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.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • 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

Etymologies

From Hebrew יריחו (Yerikhó). (Wiktionary)

Examples

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  • I hear "Jericho" is an excellent show and am glad fans got it back on TV, but I just can't bring myself to watch people struggling with the possible end of the world.

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  • The Palestinian Prisoners Society (PPS) reported that female detainee Mariam Tarabeen, a [female detainee] from Jericho, is still in solitary confinement in an Israeli detention facility for more than four years without any justification.

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  • In FlashForward, Jericho is a military contractor that provides private armies to the highest bidder.

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  • The tree is located in Jericho, the first city conquered by Joshua when the Israelites crossed into Canaan.

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  • It was sometimes called Jericho "the perfumed" because of its great gardens of roses, and its balsam plantations from which they made perfumes that were sold in all the East.

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  • A collaboration between Palestinian and Nazi parachutists was developed by al-Husseini, and On November 5th 1944, five people parachuted into the skies over Jericho from a German plane - three Germans and two Arabs - and landed in the area southeast of Jericho.

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  • Implausibilities abound on "Jericho" - sorry, but I will never believe that red roses and the ingredients for chocolate chip pancakes would be available months after nuclear bombs incinerated two dozen American cities.

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