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[kahr-muh l, kahr-mel for 1, 4; kahr-muh l for 2; kahr-mel for 3] /ˈkɑr məl, kɑrˈmɛl for 1, 4; ˈkɑr məl for 2; kɑrˈmɛl for 3/
Mount, a mountain range in NW Israel, near the Mediterranean coast. Highest point, 1818 feet (554 meters). 14 miles (23 km) long.
a town in central Indiana.
Also called Carmel-by-the-Sea
[kahr-mel-bahy-th uh-see] /kɑrˈmɛlˌbaɪ ðəˈsi/ (Show IPA)
. a town in W California, on the Pacific Ocean: artists' colony and resort.
a female given name: from a Hebrew word meaning “garden.”. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • Carmel, the great southern headland of Phoenicia, is balanced in a certain sense by the extreme northern headland of Casius.

    History of Phoenicia George Rawlinson
  • They haunt not only Carmel and Lebanon, but many portions of the coast tract.

    History of Phoenicia George Rawlinson
  • It is worthy of note, that in this single place the ancient name of Carmel is preserved among the people.

  • It was such a fresh aspect of Carmel that the girls stared at her in amazement.

  • There is a plain of varied width between Carmel and the shore.

    Letters from Palestine J. D. Paxton
  • Carmel thanked him, and turned away with her eyes full of tears.

  • For the white, vine-covered house that looked over the blue waters of the Mediterranean was still essentially "home" to Carmel.

  • Carmel felt as utterly alone as if she were on the surface of the moon.

British Dictionary definitions for Carmel


Mount Carmel, a mountain ridge in NW Israel, extending from the Samarian Hills to the Mediterranean. Highest point: about 540 m (1800 ft)
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Word Origin and History for Carmel

mountain in northern Israel, from Latin Carmel, from Greek Karmel, from Hebrew karmel "garden, fertile field."

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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