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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.]


(ɡəˈmɒrə) or


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


(gəˈmɔr ə, -ˈmɒr ə)

an ancient city destroyed because of its wickedness. Gen. 19:24, 25.
Go•mor′re•an, adj.
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


[gəˈmɒrə] NGomorra f


, Gomorrha
nGomorr(h)a nt
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But from the Bible, we learned how God sent two angels to rescue Lot and his family before He rained fire to destroy Sodom and Gomorrah.
The name Gomorrah comes from one of the two Canaanite cities of Sodom and Gomorrah whose destruction is recorded in the Bible.
The strongest and most convincing instance of exegesis is the book's dissection of the narrative surrounding Sodom and Gomorrah.
What was going on then was, wickedness and violence filled the earth in the days of Noah, and homosexuality was running rampant in Sodom and Gomorrah in the days of Lot.
In an effort to do so, our discussion will temporarily veer towards the story of the infamous twin cities, Sodom and Gomorrah, with an eventual return to the anti-hybridization laws.
When Christianity was chosen as their religion, their leaders were called on to preach God's punishments for thecorruptive practices of Sodom and Gomorrah.
We adopt this Resolution before God that He pass us by in His Coming Wrath and not destroy our County as He did Sodom and Gomorrah and the neighboring cities," it concluded.