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PROMISED LAND

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does Promised Land mean? 

PROMISED LAND (noun)
  The noun PROMISED LAND has 3 senses:

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
2. any place of complete bliss and delight and peace
3. the goal towards which Christians strive

  Familiarity information: PROMISED LAND used as a noun is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


PROMISED LAND (noun)


Sense 1Promised Land [BACK TO TOP]

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 "Promised Land"):

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 ("Promised Land" 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)


Sense 2promised land [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Any place of complete bliss and delight and peace

Classified under:

Nouns denoting spatial position

Synonyms:

Eden; heaven; Shangri-la; paradise; promised land; Nirvana

Hypernyms ("promised land" is a kind of...):

part; region (the extended spatial location of something)


Sense 3Promised Land [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The goal towards which Christians strive

Classified under:

Nouns denoting cognitive processes and contents

Hypernyms ("Promised Land" is a kind of...):

Heaven (the abode of God and the angels)


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