Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • An ancient town of Phrygia north of present-day Antalya, Turkey. It was a center of Hellenistic influence and was visited by Saint Paul in biblical times.
  • See Antakya.
  • A city of western California northeast of Oakland on the San Joaquin River near the mouth of the Sacramento River. It is a processing and shipping center. Population: 101,000.

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  • proper n. the name of a number of cities founded by kings of the Seleucid dynasty, the most famous being "Antioch on the Orontes" in ancient Syria (modern day Antakya in south-eastern Turkey)

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a town in southern Turkey; ancient commercial center and capital of Syria; an early center of Christianity

Etymologies

From Ancient Greek Ἀντιόχεια (Antiokheia), from Ἀντίοχος (Antiokhos). This was the given name of the Macedonian father of Seleucus I Nicator, the founder of the Seleucid Empire. Subsequently the name was borne by various kings of Seleucid dynasty and numerous cities in their domain are named after these personages. Compare also Laodicea, Apamea and Seleucia. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Antioch, as well as _Paul_ and _Barnabas_, were sent as delegates from the church of _Antioch_, Acts xv.

    The Divine Right of Church Government by Sundry Ministers Of Christ Within The City Of London

  • ANTIOCH - Danielle Simons struck out seven and did not give up a run in 62 ⁄ 3 innings to lead Marengo to a 2-0 non-conference win against Antioch on Monday.

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  • Nisibis, wherein the Macedonians had formerly built that city which they called Antioch of Mygodonla.

    Antiquities of the Jews

  • Bone fragments have been found on the patch of land in Antioch where he, his wife, and his victims lived.

    Boing Boing

  • Unless you want to make the case that Peter stopped in Antioch and spent the rest of his life there (and in that case we are left with the question of why the Jacobite Church of Antioch never tried to make a killing off pilgrimages to his tomb) then it seems to me that Peter ending up in Rome is more probable than anything else.

    Matthew Yglesias » Endgame

  • The situation in Antioch, described in Acts 13, shows that the church leaders (which many believe included Paul and Barnabas) all agreed on the same decision: to send out these two as missionaries.

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  • Saint Margaret of Antioch is the patron saint of childbirth, pregnant women, falsely accused people, dying people, peasants, and exiles.

    Saint Margaret of Antioch

  • According to the Golden Legend, the only source of information for this Saint Margaret, she was the daughter of a pagan priest in Antioch but was herself converted to Christianity.

    Saint Margaret of Antioch

  • Bradley, who was on his way to work in Antioch, told authorities he had stopped to stretch his legs when he spotted the gator, whom he called Maria after his granddaughter (although state Fish and Game officials aren't sure of the reptile's gender).

    Archive 2007-06-17

  • PERICLES: Oh ... the king of Antioch is sleeping with his daughter and now he wants to kill me because he's afraid I'll tell everyone about it or something.

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