Antioch definition by Webster's New World
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- capital of ancient Syria (until 64 ), an early center of Christianity: now, a city in S Turkey: pop. 108,000
- city in ancient Pisidia, Asia Minor
Origin: after Antioch, Turkeycity in W Calif., on the San Joaquin River: pop. 91,000
Antioch definition by American Heritage Dictionary
- An ancient town of Phrygia north of present-day Antalya, Turkey. It was a center of Hellenistic influence and was visited by Saint Paul in biblical times.
- See Antakya.
- A city of western California northeast of Oakland on the San Joaquin River near the mouth of the Sacramento River. It is a processing and shipping center. Population: 101,000.