Beersheba

[beer-shee-buh, beer-shuh-; Sephardic Hebrew ber-she-vah]
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noun

a city in Israel, near the N limit of the Negev desert: the southernmost city of ancient Palestine.

Idioms

    from Dan to Beersheba. Dan1(def 5).

Negev

[neg-ev]

noun

a partially reclaimed desert region and district in S Israel, bordering on the Sinai Peninsula. 4700 sq. mi. (12,173 sq. km). Capital: Beersheba.
Also Neg·eb [neg-eb] /ˈnɛg ɛb/.

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Beersheba

noun

a town in S Israel: commercial centre of the Negev. In biblical times it marked the southern limit of Palestine. Pop: 183 000 (2003 est)

Negev

Negeb (ˈnɛɡɛb)

noun

the S part of Israel, on the Gulf of Aqaba: a triangular-shaped semidesert region, with large areas under irrigation; scene of fighting between Israeli and Egyptian forces in 1948. Chief town: Beersheba. Area: 12 820 sq km (4950 sq miles)
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