a range of hills in the Middle East, possession of which is disputed between Israel and Syria: under Syrian control until 1967 when they were stormed by Israeli forces; Jewish settlements have since been established. Highest peak: 2224 m (7297 ft)
Golan Heights [(goh-lahn)]
A hilly area on the border between Israel and Syria that Israel seized from Syria after a fierce battle during the Six-Day War of 1967. Israel and Syria have not been able to agree on terms of its return to Syria.
[gol-kon-duh] /gɒlˈkɒn də/ noun 1. a ruined city in S India, near the modern city of Hyderabad: capital of a former Muslim kingdom; famous for its diamond cutting. 2. (often lowercase) a rich mine or other source of great wealth. /ɡɒlˈkɒndə/ noun 1. a ruined town and fortress in S central India, in W Andhra […]
[gohld] /goʊld/ noun 1. a precious yellow metallic element, highly malleable and ductile, and not subject to oxidation or corrosion. Symbol: Au; atomic weight: 196.967; atomic number: 79; specific gravity: 19.3 at 20°C. 2. a quantity of gold coins: to pay in gold. 3. a monetary standard based on this metal; . 4. money; wealth; […]
[gohl-duh] /ˈgoʊl də/ noun 1. a female given name.
- Golda meir
[mey-eer, mahy-er] /meɪˈɪər, ˈmaɪ ər/ noun 1. Golda [gohl-duh] /ˈgoʊl də/ (Show IPA), (Goldie Mabovitch; Goldie Myerson) 1898–1978, Israeli political leader, born in Russia: prime minister 1969–74. /meɪˈɪə/ noun 1. Golda (ˈɡəʊldə) 1898–1978, Israeli stateswoman, born in Russia; prime minister (1969–74)