Definition of Megiddo in English:


Pronunciation /miˈɡidō/ /mɪˈɡɪdoʊ/

proper noun

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