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[see-zuh-ree-uh, ses-uh-, sez-uh-]
  1. an ancient seaport in NW Israel: Roman capital of Palestine.
  2. ancient name of Kayseri.
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Examples from the Web for caesarea

Historical Examples of caesarea

  • They would then be looking down upon the camp of Vespasian, at Caesarea.

    For the Temple

    G. A. Henty

  • It was the last relic of the old port of Caesarea, famous since the time of Augustus.


    Charles Dudley Warner

  • Florus withdrew with all his troops, except one cohort, to Caesarea.

  • And Peter went down from Judaea to Caesarea, and tarried there.

    The Bible Story

    Rev. Newton Marshall Hall

  • "If we go to Caesarea Philippi, we will," answered the Zealot.

    Men Called Him Master

    Elwyn Allen Smith

British Dictionary definitions for caesarea


  1. an ancient port in NW Israel, capital of Roman Palestine: founded by Herod the Great
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Word Origin and History for caesarea


Latin city name derived from Caesar, applied in honor of the emperors to some new and existing cities in the Roman Empire, including modern Kayseri, Turkey; Shaizar, Syria, and Cherchell, Algeria (representing a French spelling of an Arabic name based on a Berber garbling of the Latin word).

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