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BETHLEHEM

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does Bethlehem mean? 

BETHLEHEM (noun)
  The noun BETHLEHEM has 2 senses:

1. a town in eastern Pennsylvania on the Lehigh River northwest of Philadelphia; an important center for steel production
2. a small town near Jerusalem on the west bank of the Jordan River; early home of David and regarded as the place where Jesus was born

  Familiarity information: BETHLEHEM used as a noun is rare.


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BETHLEHEM (noun)


Sense 1Bethlehem [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A town in eastern Pennsylvania on the Lehigh River northwest of Philadelphia; an important center for steel production

Classified under:

Nouns denoting spatial position

Instance hypernyms:

town (an urban area with a fixed boundary that is smaller than a city)

Holonyms ("Bethlehem" is a part of...):

Keystone State; PA; Pennsylvania (a Mid-Atlantic state; one of the original 13 colonies)


Sense 2Bethlehem [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A small town near Jerusalem on the west bank of the Jordan River; early home of David and regarded as the place where Jesus was born

Classified under:

Nouns denoting spatial position

Synonyms:

Bayt Lahm; Bethlehem Ephrathah; Bethlehem-Judah; Bethlehem

Instance hypernyms:

town (an urban area with a fixed boundary that is smaller than a city)

Holonyms ("Bethlehem" is a part of...):

Israel; Sion; State of Israel; Yisrael; Zion (Jewish republic in southwestern Asia at eastern end of Mediterranean; formerly part of Palestine)


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