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Carmel

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

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

    History of Phoenicia George Rawlinson
  • Gazelles are thought to inhabit Carmel,280 and squirrels, rats, and moles are common.

    History of Phoenicia George Rawlinson
  • "A letter from Dulcie was waiting for me," explained Carmel.

  • The entrance of Carmel, as hero of the drama, created quite a sensation.

British Dictionary definitions for Carmel

Carmel

/ˈkɑːməl/
noun
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."

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