[ ley-od-uh-see-uh, ley-uh-duh- ]

  1. ancient name of Latakia.

Words Nearby Laodicea Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use Laodicea in a sentence

  • The Council of Laodicea forbade ecclesiastics to wear amulets and phylacteries, on pain of degradation.

  • Do you not read what he saith to the church of Laodicea, Rev. iii.

  • Pavonazzetto is thus associated in an interesting manner with the Phrygian cities of Laodicea and Colosse.

    Roman Mosaics | Hugh Macmillan
  • The orders were carried out without opposition; but Octavius met with his death, at the hand of a patriot, in a bath at Laodicea.

  • Then he goes back to Laodicea, leaving the army in winter-quarters, under the command of his brother Quintus.

    The Life of Cicero | Anthony Trollope

British Dictionary definitions for Laodicea


/ (ˌleɪəʊdɪˈsɪə) /

  1. the ancient name of several Greek cities in W Asia, notably of Latakia

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