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[gah-zuh, gaz-uh, gey-zuh] /ˈgɑ zə, ˈgæz ə, ˈgeɪ zə/
a seaport on the Mediterranean Sea, in the Gaza Strip, adjacent to SW Israel; occupied by Israel 1967–94; since 1994 under Palestinian self-rule: ancient trade-route center. Unabridged
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  • A hundred and fifty miles of desert stretched away to the east of it, until one came to the gardens of Gaza in Palestine.

    Archology and the Bible George A. Barton
  • And how we had to wait for our dinner at Gaza till the camels came up?

    The Bertrams Anthony Trollope
  • From these points they looked down upon and dominated the town of Gaza.

  • "I shall soon have as great a horror of Gaza as Samson had," said she, sotto voce.

    The Bertrams Anthony Trollope
  • Hilarion was born in the village of Thabatha, which lies about five miles to the south of Gaza, in Palestine.

    The Hermits Charles Kingsley
British Dictionary definitions for Gaza


a city in the Gaza Strip: a Philistine city in biblical times. It was under Egyptian administration from 1949 until occupied by Israel (1967). Pop: 787 000 (2005 est) Arabic name Ghazzah
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Word Origin and History for Gaza

Arabic form of Hebrew 'az "force, strength." Gaza Strip was created by the division of 1949.

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