Holy Land


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Holy Land

The biblical region of Palestine.

Holy Land

n
(Placename) the Holy Land another name for Palestine1

Pal•es•tine

(ˈpæl əˌstaɪn)

n.
1. Also called Holy Land. Biblical name, Canaan. an ancient land in SW Asia, on the E coast of the Mediterranean.
2. a former British mandate (1923–48) comprising part of this country, divided between Israel, Jordan, and Egypt in 1948: the Jordanian and Egyptian parts were occupied by Israel in 1967.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Holy Land - an ancient country in southwestern Asia on the east coast of the Mediterranean SeaHoly Land - an ancient country in southwestern Asia on the east coast of the Mediterranean Sea; a place of pilgrimage for Christianity and Islam and Judaism
Juda, Judah - an ancient kingdom of southern Palestine with Jerusalem as its center
Judaea, Judea - the southern part of ancient Palestine succeeding the kingdom of Judah; a Roman province at the time of Christ
Samaria - 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
Philistia - an ancient region on the coast of southwestern Palestine that was strategically located on a trade route between Syria and Egypt; important in biblical times
Asia - the largest continent with 60% of the earth's population; it is joined to Europe on the west to form Eurasia; it is the site of some of the world's earliest civilizations
Jordan, Jordan River - a river in Palestine that empties into the Dead Sea; John the Baptist baptized Jesus in the Jordan
chebab - a Palestinian juvenile 10-15 years old who fights against the Israelis
Translations
Heiliges Land

Holy Land

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the Holy Land → la Terre Sainteholy matrimony nliens mpl sacrés du mariageholy of holies [ˌhəʊliəvˈhəʊliz] n
(= holy place) → Saint des Saints m
(fig)Saint des Saints m
the Aldeburgh Festival, the holy of holies in the contemporary British music scene → Le festival d'Aldeburgh, le Saint des Saints de la scène musicale britannique contemporaineholy orders nplordres mpl (majeurs)
to take holy orders → entrer dans les ordresHoly See nSaint-Siège mHoly Spirit Holy Ghost n
the Holy Spirit → le Saint-EspritHoly Trinity n
the Holy Trinity → la sainte Trinitéholy water neau f béniteHoly Week nsemaine f sainte

Holy Land

n the Holy Landla Terra Santa
References in classic literature ?
For months the great pleasure excursion to Europe and the Holy Land was chatted about in the newspapers everywhere in America and discussed at countless firesides.
From Smyrna towards the Holy Land the course will lay through the Grecian Archipelago, close by the Isle of Patmos, along the coast of Asia, ancient Pamphylia, and the Isle of Cyprus.
"That shall I have without delay, as well as this upstart knight's estates; for King Richard is lately returned, I hear, from the Holy Land."
For Sir Richard, also, had been with the King to the Holy Land, and they had gone on many adventurous quests together.
And among the long pilgrimages the one to the Holy Land was the most common.
"Beyond that is Jerusalem and the Holy Land, and the great river which hath its source in the Garden of Eden."
Popes, kings, and knights incited the peoples to free the Holy Land; but the people did not go, for the unknown cause which had previously impelled them to go no longer existed.
I am beset here with neighbours that match your infidels, Sir Knight, in Holy Land. But your homely fare is before you; feed, and let welcome make amends for hard fare.''
I have met with but one or two persons in the course of my life who understood the art of Walking, that is, of taking walks--who had a genius, so to speak, for SAUNTERING, which word is beautifully derived "from idle people who roved about the country, in the Middle Ages, and asked charity, under pretense of going a la Sainte Terre," to the Holy Land, till the children exclaimed, "There goes a Sainte-Terrer," a Saunterer, a Holy-Lander.
There seemed to come up from its waters and its vine-clad hills and valleys a hushed music as of Crusaders departing for the Holy Land. I floated along under the spell of enchantment, as if I had been transported to an heroic age, and breathed an atmosphere of chivalry.
There are some of the Holy Land. There couldn't be anything wrong in that."
Besides his voyage to San Francisco, he had, in 1849 and 1856, visited England, the Continent, and the Holy Land, partly to superintend the publication of English editions of his works, and partly for recreation.