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[jer-i-koh] /ˈdʒɛr ɪˌkoʊ/
an ancient city of Palestine, N of the Dead Sea, formerly in W Jordan; occupied by Israel 1967–94; since 1994 under Palestinian self-rule.
a town on W Long Island, in SE New York. Unabridged
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  • It is situated at the foot of the Mount of Olives, on the way to Jericho.

  • It was this gave Israel their victory over Jericho: the presence of God.

  • If anyone had told me that it was a village near Jericho I should have believed him.

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    Coningsby Dawson
  • Having played their part, he wished now that the birds were at Jericho.

    The Market-Place Harold Frederic
  • Bland said he would have gone, upon this occasion, if it had been to Jericho.

    Patrick Henry

    Moses Coit Tyler
British Dictionary definitions for Jericho


a town in the West Bank near the N end of the Dead Sea, 251 m (825 ft) below sea level: on the site of an ancient city, the first place to be taken by the Israelites under Joshua after entering the Promised Land in the 14th century bc (Joshua 6)
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Word Origin and History for Jericho

Biblical city (Num. xxii:1, etc.), perhaps ultimately from Hebrew yareakh "moon, month," and thus a reference to an ancient moon cult. As a figurative place of retirement (17c.), the reference is to II Sam. x:5.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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