Palestine vs Pal - What's the difference?

palestine | pal |

As a proper noun palestine

is (geography) the region between the mediterranean sea and the jordan river.

As a noun pal is

pole, post.


Alternative forms

* (archaic)

Proper noun

(en proper noun)
  • (geography) The region between the Mediterranean Sea and the Jordan River.
  • The West Bank and Gaza Strip, taken collectively, especially if considered to be (the site of) the State of Palestine.
  • (historical) Any of four .
  • (historical, technical) A British colonial entity administering approximately the lands of modern State of Israel plus the West Bank and Gaza Strip; the lands administered by this entity.
  • (historical, technical, rare) The British League of Nations Mandate for Palestine, of which this region was a part (the remainder being Transjordan, which covered approximately the lands of the modern Kingdom (originally Emirate) of Jordan).
  • Usage notes

    * (region) The use of the name (term) to refer to the region between the Jordan River and the Mediterranean Sea has been, since the 20th century, sometimes seen as politically or emotionally charged; indeed, this is true of all terms for this region.


    * (the region) Canaan, the Holy Land, Israel, the Land of Israel * (Roman or Byzantine province) * (country) State of Palestine, Filastin

    Derived terms

    * Palestinian

    See also

    * Levant




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    (wikipedia PAL)


    (en noun)
  • (television, uncountable) or of (Phase Alternation Line). (TV standard)
  • (electronics, countable) .
  • Derived terms

    * (television) PALplus

    See also

    * (television) NTSC , SECAM * (electronics) PIC , FPGA

    Proper noun

    (en proper noun)
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