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CANAAN

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does Canaan mean? 

CANAAN (noun)
  The noun CANAAN has 1 sense:

1. an ancient country in southwestern Asia on the east coast of the Mediterranean Sea; a place of pilgrimage for Christianity and Islam and Judaism

  Familiarity information: CANAAN used as a noun is very rare.


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CANAAN (noun)


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Meaning:

An ancient country in southwestern Asia on the east coast of the Mediterranean Sea; a place of pilgrimage for Christianity and Islam and Judaism

Classified under:

Nouns denoting spatial position

Synonyms:

Canaan; Holy Land; Promised Land; Palestine

Instance hypernyms:

geographic area; geographic region; geographical area; geographical region (a demarcated area of the Earth)

Meronyms (parts of "Canaan"):

Juda; Judah (an ancient kingdom of southern Palestine with Jerusalem as its center)

Judaea; Judea (the southern part of ancient Palestine succeeding the kingdom of Judah; a Roman province at the time of Christ)

Samaria (an ancient city in central Palestine founded in the 9th century BC as the capital of the northern Hebrew kingdom of Israel; the site is in present-day northwestern Jordan)

Philistia (an ancient region on the coast of southwestern Palestine that was strategically located on a trade route between Syria and Egypt; important in biblical times)

Jordan; Jordan River (a river in Palestine that empties into the Dead Sea; John the Baptist baptized Jesus in the Jordan)

Domain member region:

chebab (a Palestinian juvenile 10-15 years old who fights against the Israelis)

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

Asia (the largest continent with 60% of the earth's population; it is joined to Europe on the west to form Eurasia; it is the site of some of the world's earliest civilizations)


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