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  • proper n. The area historically known as Judea, which was promised to the Israelites by God according to oral tradition recorded in the Book of Genesis.
  • proper n. America.
  • n. Any place to which one eagerly seeks to go and which one expects to greatly improve one's situation.
  • n. Heaven or the afterlife.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • transitive v. See Land of promise, under Land.

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

  • n. any place of complete bliss and delight and peace
  • n. the goal towards which Christians strive
  • n. an ancient country in southwestern Asia on the east coast of the Mediterranean Sea; a place of pilgrimage for Christianity and Islam and Judaism

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