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1. An ancient town of Phrygia north of present-day Antalya, Turkey. It was a center of Hellenistic influence and was visited by Saint Paul in biblical times.
2. See Antakya.


(Placename) a city in S Turkey, on the Orantes River: ancient commercial centre and capital of Syria (300–64 bc); early centre of Christianity. Pop: 155 000 (2005 est). Turkish name: Antakya


(ˈæn tiˌɒk)

1. Arabic, Antakiya. Turkish, Antakya. a city in S Turkey: capital of the ancient kingdom of Syria 300–64 B.C. 137,200.
2. a city in W California. 55,980.
An•ti•o•chi•an (ˌæn tiˈoʊ ki ən) n., adj.
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Noun1.Antioch - a town in southern TurkeyAntioch - a town in southern Turkey; ancient commercial center and capital of Syria; an early center of Christianity
Republic of Turkey, Turkey - a Eurasian republic in Asia Minor and the Balkans; on the collapse of the Ottoman Empire in 1918, the Young Turks, led by Kemal Ataturk, established a republic in 1923


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Let us suppose, gentle reader, that it is now the year of the world three thousand eight hundred and thirty, and let us, for a few minutes, imagine ourselves at that most grotesque habitation of man, the remarkable city of Antioch.
In the nineteenth century Antioch is -- that is to say, Antioch will be -- in a lamentable state of decay.
The seafaring folk of Antioch had seen us breaking out topsail and staysail, a most reckless performance in such weather, and had hurried to the wharf-ends in little groups to find out what was the matter.
It all happened in a flash, for the next minute Antioch was behind and we were heeling it up the San Joaquin toward Merryweather, six miles away.
All these the Parthian (now some ages past By great Arsaces led, who founded first That empire) under his dominion holds, From the luxurious kings of Antioch won.
Hours afterward, in the fires of sunset, where the Sacramento and the San Joaquin tumble their muddy floods together, I took the New York Cut-Off, skimmed across the smooth land-locked water past Black Diamond, on into the San Joaquin, and on to Antioch, where, somewhat sobered and magnificently hungry, I laid alongside a big potato sloop that had a familiar rig.
You can get off the train at Black Diamond or Antioch and travel around among the big farming islands on the steamers and launches.
The conclave was held against the backdrop of "delicate circumstances through which the countries of the Antioch seat and Arab Orient countries are experiencing, particularly Syria and Lebanon, where the Orthodox are the largest in number among Christians," according to a statement.
His Beatitude Mar Nasrallah Pierre Cardinal Sfeir, Patriarch of Antioch and all the East, visited Canada after presiding at an episcopal ordination in the U.
In particular, Sanday sheds encouraging light on the Antioch College policy emphasizing ``affirmative consent'' in all sexual relations, which has come under attack from the right for its apparent extreme political correctness.
YELLOW SPRINGS, Ohio -- Eleanor Holmes Norton '60, now in her tenth term as the Congresswoman for the District of Columbia, will join her fellow alumni from the Class of 1960 for their fiftieth reunion at Antioch College on the Yellow Springs campus June 17th-20th.