Giza

or Gi·zeh

[ gee-zuh ]
/ ˈgi zə /
|

noun

a city in N Egypt: a suburb of Cairo across the Nile; the ancient Egyptian pyramids and the Sphinx are located nearby.

Also called El Giza, El Gizeh.

El Giza

or El Gi·zeh

[ el gee-zuh ]
/ ɛl ˈgi zə /

noun

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British Dictionary definitions for giza

Giza

/ (ˈɡiːzə) /

noun

El Gîza

Giza

/ (ɛl ˈɡiːzə) /

noun

a city in NE Egypt, on the W bank of the Nile opposite Cairo: nearby are the Great Pyramid of Cheops (Khufu) and the Sphinx. Pop: 2 221 868 (1996)
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Word Origin and History for giza

Giza

place in Egypt, from Arabic Er-ges-her "beside the high," i.e., the Great Pyramid.

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