Israel are the Hebrew people descended from Jacob of the Bible.(noun)
An example of Israel is people of the Jewish faith.
Israel is a country between Jordan and the Mediterranean Sea.(noun)
An example of Israel is where Tel Aviv is located.
See Israel in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: OFr < LL(Ec) < Gr Israēl < Heb yisrael, lit., contender with God < sara, to wrestle + el, God
See Israel in American Heritage Dictionary 4
Origin: Middle English
Origin: , from Old English
Origin: , from Latin
Origin: , from Greek Israēl
Origin: , from Hebrew yiśrā’ēl, God has striven, God has saved
Origin: : yiśrā, he has striven, saved; see śry in Semitic roots
Origin: + ’ēl, God; see אl in Semitic roots.
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