[gah-zuh, gaz-uh, gey-zuh] /ˈgɑ zə, ˈgæz ə, ˈgeɪ zə/
a seaport on the Mediterranean Sea, in the Gaza Strip, adjacent to SW Israel; occupied by Israel 1967–94; since 1994 under Palestinian self-rule: ancient trade-route center.
a city in the Gaza Strip: a Philistine city in biblical times. It was under Egyptian administration from 1949 until occupied by Israel (1967). Pop: 787 000 (2005 est) Arabic name Ghazzah
Arabic form of Hebrew ‘az “force, strength.” Gaza Strip was created by the division of 1949.
called also Azzah, which is its Hebrew name (Deut. 2:23; 1 Kings 4:24; Jer. 25:20), strong, a city on the Mediterranean shore, remarkable for its early importance as the chief centre of a great commercial traffic with Egypt. It is one of the oldest cities of the world (Gen. 10:19; Josh. 15:47). Its earliest inhabitants were the Avims, who were conquered and displaced by the Caphtorims (Deut. 2:23; Josh. 13:2, 3), a Philistine tribe. In the division of the land it fell to the lot of Judah (Josh. 15:47; Judg. 1:18). It was the southernmost of the five great Philistine cities which gave each a golden emerod as a trespass-offering unto the Lord (1 Sam. 6:17). Its gates were carried away by Samson (Judg. 16:1-3). Here he was afterwards a prisoner, and “did grind in the prison house.” Here he also pulled down the temple of Dagon, and slew “all the lords of the Philistines,” himself also perishing in the ruin (Judg. 16:21-30). The prophets denounce the judgments of God against it (Jer. 25:20; 47:5; Amos 1:6, 7; Zeph. 2:4). It is referred to in Acts 8:26. Philip is here told to take the road from Jerusalem to Gaza (about 6 miles south-west of Jerusalem), “which is desert”, i.e., the “desert road,” probably by Hebron, through the desert hills of Southern Judea. (See SAMSON.) It is noticed on monuments as early as B.C. 1600. Its small port is now called el-Mineh.
[guh-zey-boh] /gəˈzeɪ boʊ/ noun, plural gazabos. Older Slang. 1. a fellow; man; boy. noun A man; fellow; guy: The gazabos they put on the jury’ll know all about me [1896+; fr Mexican Spanish gazapo, ”smart fellow”]
/ɡəˈzæŋ/ verb 1. (informal) (of the seller of a house) to inconvenience (a potential buyer) by withdrawing from an agreement to sell shortly before the purchase is completed
[guh-zey-nee-uh] /gəˈzeɪ ni ə/ noun 1. any of several composite plants of the genus Gazania, native to southern Africa, having showy flowers with variously colored rays. /ɡəˈzeɪnɪə/ noun 1. any plant of the S. African genus Gazania, grown for their rayed flowers in variegated colours; the flowers close in the afternoon: family Asteraceae Also called […]
/ˌɡazaŋˈkuːluː/ noun 1. (formerly) a Bantu homeland in South Africa; abolished in 1993. Capital: Giyani