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[kahr-muh l, kahr-mel for 1, 4; kahr-muh l for 2; kahr-mel for 3]
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  1. Mount, a mountain range in NW Israel, near the Mediterranean coast. Highest point, 1818 feet (554 meters). 14 miles (23 km) long.
  2. a town in central Indiana.
  3. Also called Car·mel-by-the-Sea [kahr-mel-bahy-thuh-see] /kɑrˈmɛlˌbaɪ ðəˈsi/. a town in W California, on the Pacific Ocean: artists' colony and resort.
  4. a female given name: from a Hebrew word meaning “garden.”
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  • In fact, we overlooked the tribe or inheritance of Zebulon from Carmel to Tabor.

  • Besides the above journey I made an excursion in 1859 on the summit of Carmel itself.

  • Elijah on Carmel is a striking example of power in this special pleading.

    George Muller of Bristol

    Arthur T. Pierson

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

    History of Phoenicia

    George Rawlinson

  • Fine olive-groves are also to be seen on Carmel,246 in the neighbourhood of Esfia.

    History of Phoenicia

    George Rawlinson

British Dictionary definitions for carmel


  1. Mount Carmel a mountain ridge in NW Israel, extending from the Samarian Hills to the Mediterranean. Highest point: about 540 m (1800 ft)
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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