Definition of Megiddo in English:


proper noun

  • An ancient city of NW Palestine, situated to the south-east of Haifa in present-day Israel. Its commanding location made the city the scene of many early battles, and from its name the word Armageddon (‘hill of Megiddo’) is derived. It was the scene in 1918 of the defeat of Turkish forces by the British under General Allenby.