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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
References in classic literature ?
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.
I had always, I confess, been brought up to think of Paris as a sort of Sodom and Gomorrah in one.
In the valley of Siddim were five - Adrah, Zeboin, Zoar, Sodom and Gomorrah.
I believe prayer would change things because really, if you go back to the times of Sodom and Gomorrah, things were on the same basis and the Lord punished them.
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.
John Martin's magnificent picture of The Destruction of Sodom and Gomorrah, showing devastation on a titanic scale, is also a visitor favourite.
Angels at the Gate" is a story of adventure and the power of love, a compelling saga based on historical research about the ancient biblical world of Abraham, Sodom and Gomorrah, and the woman who "became a pillar of salt.
Just imagine the Sodom and Gomorrah scenes of debauchery if she'd gone for a Marks & Sparks' Dine In For Two meal deal, then.
When Madonna humped the stage in her wedding gown back in 1985, I recall she was the Devil incarnate, Sodom and Gomorrah in the flesh, and all who watched her performance should have been turned to pillars of salt.
And smiting Sodom and Gomorrah with fire and brimstone must have been terrible for global warming.
After 4,000 years creating civilisation, its cradle disgorges hellfire as ferociously as the burning brimstone that rained down on Sodom and Gomorrah, then Red Sea resorts.
I am using the New International version: "Then the Lord said: 'The outcry against Sodom and Gomorrah is so great and their sin so grievous that I will go down and see if what they have done is as had as the outcry that has reached me.