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Cae·sa·re·a(sē′zə-rē′ə, sĕs′ə-, sĕz′ə-)
1. also Caesarea Pal·e·sti·nae (păl′ĭ-stī′nē) An ancient seaport of Palestine south of present-day Haifa, Israel. It was founded (30 bc) by Herod the Great and later became the capital of Roman Judea. The city was destroyed by Muslims in 1265.
2. also Caesarea Phil·ip·pi (fĭl′ĭ-pī, fĭ-lĭp′ī) An ancient city of northern Palestine near Mount Hermon in present-day southwest Syria. It was built in the first century ad on the site of a center for the worship of Pan.
3. also Caesarea Maz·a·ca (măz′ə-kə) An ancient city of Cappadocia on the site of present-day Kayseri in central Turkey. The chief city of the region, it was destroyed by Persians in ad 260.
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(Placename) an ancient port in NW Israel, capital of Roman Palestine: founded by Herod the Great
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Caes•a•re•a(ˌsi zəˈri ə, ˌsɛs ə-, ˌsɛz ə-)
1. an ancient seaport in NW Israel: Roman capital of Palestine.
2. ancient name of Kayseri.
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|Noun||1.||Caesarea - an ancient seaport in northwestern Israel; an important Roman city in ancient Palestine|
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