- a city in N Egypt: a suburb of Cairo across the Nile; the ancient Egyptian pyramids and the Sphinx are located nearby.
Also called El Giza, El Gizeh.
or El Gi·zeh
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Examples from the Web for giza
But the site has seen little of the decimation from heavy tourism that has plagued the northern pyramids of Giza in Egypt.Egypt Ain’t The Only Pyramid Show In Town
December 11, 2014
The second monster was an Englishman, Richard Vyse, who on a visit to Egypt in 1835 became fascinated by the pyramids of Giza.The Nile: Where Ancient and Modern Meet
June 21, 2014
The other bombings included a blast near a cinema near the Giza pyramids but there were no reports of casualties.Cairo Police Bombing Signals New Al Qaeda Threat
January 25, 2013
The famous sphinx at Giza in Egypt may be a modified yardang.Deserts
A. S. Walker
It may well have been introduced into that land from the north-east by his Giza folk.The Bronze Age and the Celtic World
They told him their plans and got into the little car for the short drive to Giza.
He was glad they could see at least a part of Giza before the crowd arrived.
Two of the leading men, Ahunai and Giza, fled, and the latter settled on the river Zab.History of the Jews, Vol. III (of 6)
- See El Gîza
- a city in NE Egypt, on the W bank of the Nile opposite Cairo: nearby are the Great Pyramid of Cheops (Khufu) and the Sphinx. Pop: 2 221 868 (1996)
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Word Origin and History for giza
place in Egypt, from Arabic Er-ges-her "beside the high," i.e., the Great Pyramid.
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper