Definitions

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

  • An ancient city of central Palestine in the northern part of the present-day West Bank. It was founded in the ninth century BC as the capital of the northern kingdom of Israel, also known as Samaria. Conquered by Sargon II in 722 BC, it was destroyed in the second century and rebuilt by Herod the Great. According to tradition, Saint John the Baptist is buried here.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun Samarium oxid.

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  • proper noun a city of ancient Palestine, in present-day Jordan
  • proper noun A part of ancient Palestine.

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  • noun an ancient city in central Palestine founded in the 9th century BC as the capital of the northern Hebrew kingdom of Israel; the site is in present-day northwestern Jordan

Etymologies

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From Ancient Greek Σαμάρεια.

Examples

  • The head city of Ephraim has long been Samaria, and the head man in Samaria is now Pekah the son of Remaliah.

    Commentary on the Whole Bible Volume IV (Isaiah to Malachi)

  • The word means "oil" in the ancient Hebrew that harks back to the Bible that settlers say promised them the West Bank, which they call Samaria and Judea.

    TIME.com: Top Stories

  • The word means "oil" in the ancient Hebrew that harks back to the Bible that settlers say promised them the West Bank, which they call Samaria and Judea.

    Yahoo! News: Business - Opinion

  • The word means "oil" in the ancient Hebrew that harks back to the Bible that settlers say promised them the West Bank, which they call Samaria and Judea.

    TIME.com: Top Stories

  • The word means oil in the ancient Hebrew that harks back to the Bible - settlers say it promised them the West Bank, which they call Samaria and Judea.

    TIME.com: Top Stories

  • The word means oil in the ancient Hebrew that harks back to the Bible - settlers say it promised them the West Bank, which they call Samaria and Judea.

    Yahoo! News: Business - Opinion

  • This clause, down to "Samaria," is parenthetical. excel -- were more powerful.

    Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible

  • And thereat I told of the healing of the ten lepers I had witnessed in Samaria on my way through Jericho.

    Chapter 17

  • “Rabbi Hillel, of Samaria, is worth two Mendolas any day,” said Rabbi Maimon.

    Spector - Criticism - Critical Contexts

  • “In Sebaste,” says he, “which was formerly called Samaria, having deified the daughter of Jephthah, they yearly celebrate a solemn festival in honour of her.”

    A Dissertation on Divine Justice

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