Definitions for: Galilee


[n] an area of northern Israel; formerly the northern part of Palestine and the ancient kingdom of Israel; the scene of Jesus's ministry



Webster (1913) Definition: Gal"i*lee, n. [Supposed to have been so termed in
allusion to the scriptural ``Galilee of the Gentiles.'' cf.
OF. galil['e]e.] (Arch.)
A porch or waiting room, usually at the west end of an abbey
church, where the monks collected on returning from
processions, where bodies were laid previous to interment,
and where women were allowed to see the monks to whom they
were related, or to hear divine service. Also, frequently
applied to the porch of a church, as at Ely and Durham
cathedrals. --Gwilt.

See Also: geographic area, geographic region, geographical area, geographical region, Israel, Sion, State of Israel, Yisrael, Zion

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