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Go·mor·rah 1

 (gə-môr′ə, -mŏr′ə)
An ancient city of Palestine near Sodom, possibly covered by the waters of the Dead Sea. According to the Bible, the city was destroyed by fire because of its wickedness.

Go·mor·rah 2

 (gə-môr′ə, -mŏr′ə)
A wicked or depraved place: "confirmed my fantasy of Hollywood as both Oz and Gomorrah" (Julie Salamon).

[After Gomorrah.]
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1. (Bible) Old Testament one of two ancient cities near the Dead Sea, the other being Sodom, that were destroyed by God as a punishment for the wickedness of their inhabitants (Genesis 19:24)
2. any place notorious for vice and depravity
Goˈmorrean, Goˈmorrhean adj
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(gəˈmɔr ə, -ˈmɒr ə)

an ancient city destroyed because of its wickedness. Gen. 19:24, 25.
Go•mor′re•an, adj.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Gomorrah - (Old Testament) an ancient city near the Dead Sea that (along with Sodom) was destroyed by God for the vice and depravity of its inhabitantsGomorrah - (Old Testament) an ancient city near the Dead Sea that (along with Sodom) was destroyed by God for the vice and depravity of its inhabitants
Old Testament - the collection of books comprising the sacred scripture of the Hebrews and recording their history as the chosen people; the first half of the Christian Bible
Israel, State of Israel, Yisrael, Zion, Sion - Jewish republic in southwestern Asia at eastern end of Mediterranean; formerly part of Palestine
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[gəˈmɒrə] NGomorra f
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References in classic literature ?
A sound like the moaning in squadrons over Asphaltites of unforgiven ghosts of Gomorrah, ran shuddering through the air.
thought I, ha, as the flying particles almost choked me, are these ashes from that destroyed city, Gomorrah? But The Crossed Harpoons, and The Sword-Fish?
There were undoubtedly more than two cities engluphed in the "dead sea." In the valley of Siddim were five - Adrah, Zeboin, Zoar, Sodom and Gomorrah. Stephen of Byzantium mentions eight, and Strabo thirteeen, (engulphed) - but the last is out of all reason.
As if it were Sodom and Gomorrah! All our work undone, all the work What are these Mar- tians?"
I had always, I confess, been brought up to think of Paris as a sort of Sodom and Gomorrah in one.
"Scylla and Cha--confound it, I thought it was Sodom and Gomorrah!"
And the only reason why the land don't sink under it, like Sodom and Gomorrah, is because it is used in a way infinitely better than it is.
76 YEARS AGO (1943) The RAF and US Air Force began Operation Gomorrah - relentless air raids on the German port of Hamburg.
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The various communities like Glefe, Sodom and Gomorrah, Nima and many others are overwhelmed by garbage.
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