Main definitions of galilee in English

: galilee1Galilee2

galilee1

noun

  • A chapel or porch at the entrance of a church.

    • ‘An exceptionally long nave was constructed, which ended with a massive west-work completed in the early C13; the west porch or galilee was remodelled soon afterwards.’

Origin

Middle English: from Old French, from medieval Latin galilea ‘Galilee’. Compare with gallery.

Pronunciation

galilee

/ˈɡalɪliː/

Main definitions of galilee in English

: galilee1Galilee2

Galilee2

proper noun

  • A northern region of ancient Palestine, west of the River Jordan, associated with the ministry of Jesus. It is now part of Israel.

Pronunciation

Galilee

/ˈɡalɪliː/