A chapel or porch at the entrance to some English churches.
- ‘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.’
Middle English from Old French, from medieval Latin galilea ‘Galilee’. Compare with gallery.
A northern region of ancient Palestine, west of the River Jordan, associated with the ministry of Jesus. It is now part of Israel.