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/. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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Historical Examples of negeb

  • On the south are the wolds of the Negeb plateau, with the plains of Beersheba beyond.

    Tent Work in Palestine

    Claude Reignier Conder

  • Its name, Negeb, Dry Land, well describes its general character.

  • This district was therefore rightly termed Negeb, "the arid land."

  • The south also was negeb, the desert, since the desert shut in Palestine to the south, as the sea to the west.

  • The Negeb still supports a considerable nomad population, and their flocks and herds are numerous.


    Claude Reignier Conder

British Dictionary definitions for negeb


Negeb (ˈnɛɡɛb)


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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