Definition of Galilean

1. Noun. An inhabitant of Galilee (an epithet of Jesus Christ).

Exact synonyms: Galilaean
Generic synonyms: Denizen, Dweller, Habitant, Indweller, Inhabitant
Derivative terms: Galilaean



2. Adjective. Of or relating to Galileo or his works.
Derivative terms: Galilee, Galileo
Partainyms: Galileo

3. Noun. One of the four satellites of Jupiter that were discovered by Galileo.
Exact synonyms: Galilean Satellite
Specialized synonyms: Callisto, Europa, Ganymede, Io
Generic synonyms: Satellite

4. Adjective. Of or relating to Galilee or its inhabitants.
Exact synonyms: Galilaean
Derivative terms: Galilaean, Galilee, Galilee
Partainyms: Galilee, Galilee

Definition of Galilean

1. a. Of or pertaining to Galileo; as, the Galilean telescope. See Telescope.

2. a. Of or relating to Galilee.

3. n. A native or inhabitant of Galilee, the northern province of Palestine under the Romans.

Definition of Galilean

1. Adjective. of or pertaining to Galilee, or a native or inhabitant thereof. ¹

2. Adjective. (philosophy) of or pertaining to the philosopher Galileo Galileo Galilei. ¹

3. Noun. a native or resident of Galilee). ¹

4. Noun. a Christian (sometimes contemptuous). ¹

5. Proper noun. Jesus Christ. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Medical Definition of Galilean

1. Of or pertaining to Galileo; as, the Galilean telescope. See Telescope. 1. A native or inhabitant of Galilee, the northern province of Palestine under the Romans. 2. One of the party among the Jews, who opposed the payment of tribute to the Romans; called also Gaulonite. 3. A Christian in general; used as a term of reproach by Mohammedans and Pagans. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Galilean

galenite
galenites
galenobismutite
galenoid
galeophobia
galeproof
galere
galeres
galerinoid
galerite
galerites
gales
galette
galettes
galge
galilean (current term)
galilean invariance
galilees
galileiite
galileons
galileos
galimatias
galingale
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galiongee
galiot
galiots
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galipots
galivant

Literary usage of Galilean

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1. The New American Cyclopaedia: A Popular Dictionary of General Knowledge by George Ripley (1859)
"Those who have advocated these distinguishing peculiarities, in opposition to Rome, have therefore generally been called the galilean party, while their ..."

2. The Life and Times of Jesus the Messiah by Alfred Edersheim (1883)
"THE FIRST galilean MINISTRY. (St. Matt. iv. 13-17; St. Mark i. 14, 15 ; St. Luke iv. 15-32.) THE visit to Nazareth was in many respects decisive. ..."

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