city in the West Bank, just north of the Dead Sea: pop. c. 5,000: site of an ancient Canaanite city whose walls, according to the Bible, were miraculously destroyed when trumpets were sounded: Josh. 6
An ancient city of Palestine near the northwest shore of the Dead Sea. A stronghold commanding the valley of the lower Jordan River, it was, according to the Bible, captured and destroyed by Joshua.
- (informal) A place of retirement or concealment.
- An ancient town in the West Bank.
- A surname.
From Hebrew יריחו (Yerikhó). Regarding the "place of concealment" sense, see 2 Samuel 10:5.