Jericho definition

jĕrĭ-kō
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.
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(place) City in the West Bank, just north of the Dead Sea: site of an ancient Canaanite city whose walls, according to the Bible, were miraculously destroyed when trumpets were sounded: Josh. 6
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A surname.
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(informal) A place of retirement or concealment.
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An ancient town in the West Bank.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
jericho
Plural:
jerichos

Origin of jericho

  • From Hebrew יריחו (Yerikhó). Regarding the "place of concealment" sense, see 2 Samuel 10:5.

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