Definition of Pisgah in US English:

Pisgah

noun

  • 1Attributive Designating a faint view or glimpse of something unobtainable or distant, especially in "Pisgah sight", "Pisgah view".

  • 2A point affording an overview or glimpse of a current or future situation. Also in "†Pisgah-hill".

Origin

Mid 17th century; earliest use found in Thomas Fuller (1607/8–1661), Church of England clergyman. From Pisgah (biblical Hebrew Piṣgāh), lit. ‘peak, height, cliff’, the name of the peak of Mount Nebo, from which Moses saw the Promised Land (Deuteronomy 3:27).

Pronunciation

Pisgah

/ˈpɪzɡə/