Ashdod

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Ash·dod

 (ăsh′dŏd′, äsh-dōd′)
A city of southwest Israel on the Mediterranean Sea west of Jerusalem near the site of ancient Ashdod, an important Philistine city-state that was settled as early as the Bronze Age.
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Ashdod

(ˈæʃdɒd)
n
(Placename) a town in central Israel, on the Mediterranean coast: an important city in the Philistine Empire, with its artificial harbour (1961) it is now a major port. Pop: 192 000 (2003 est)
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Ash•dod

(ˈæʃ dɒd)

n.
a town in W Israel. 128,400.
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