[ jer-i-koh ]

  1. 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.

  2. a town on W Long Island, in SE New York.

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How to use Jericho in a sentence

  • Now Ptolemee, the son of Abobus, was appointed captain in the plain of Jericho, and he had abundance of silver and gold.

  • Jericho is a plain encompassed by a mountainous district, which slopes towards it somewhat in the manner of a theatre.

  • It is about two miles from Jericho crossing to the railroad, the point for which the right wing was aiming.

    The Boys of '61 | Charles Carleton Coffin.
  • It is two miles from Jericho bridge to Carmel Church, which stands in a beautiful grove of oaks.

    The Boys of '61 | Charles Carleton Coffin.
  • Read the story of the expedition of the spies and its result, the siege of Jericho and, last, Joshua's farewell.

    The Complete Club Book for Women | Caroline French Benton

British Dictionary definitions for Jericho


/ (ˈdʒɛrɪˌkəʊ) /

  1. 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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