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Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

Arabic form of Hebrew 'az "force, strength." Gaza Strip was created by the division of 1949.


Gaza may refer to:

Gaza (gastropod)

Gaza is a genus of sea snails, marine gastropod mollusks in the family Margaritidae.

Gaza (Battle honour)

Gaza was a battle honour awarded to units of the British and Imperial Armies that took part in one or more of the following engagements in the Great War:

  • First Battle of Gaza, 26 Mar 1917
  • Second Battle of Gaza, 19 Apr 1917
  • Third Battle of Gaza, 31 Oct–7 Nov 1917
Gaza (band)

Gaza was an American metalcore band from Salt Lake City, Utah.

Formed in 2004, they are signed to Black Market Activities and have released one extended-play and three full-length albums. They are known for their complex and heavy sound, as well as their outspoken anti-religious and political views.

Usage examples of "gaza".

He threatened British and American warships in the Gulf and urged Arafat to ratchet up the violence of the first Palestinian intifadah, then taking place in Gaza and the West Bank, and to reject all peace negotiations with Israel.

Joppa to Gaza, and the Greek cities of the Decapolis all got their autonomy and became Syrian.

It brings us to the debacle at Ostia, the stalemate in Crete, the inviolability of every pirate bolt-hole from Gades in Spain to Gaza in Palestina!

They climbed into a Land Rover and began driving around the city on the Jaffa and Gaza roads.

After dinner, with the sun red and low above the trees to the west along Gaza Road, they strolled hand in hand through the Jaffa Gate and into the Old City.

  He was a native of Gaza, and had conversed with the confessor Zeno, who, as bishop of Maiuma, lived to the age of a hundred, (l.

As he ran, Gaza found his shoulders were tense, braced for the first wet impact of an acid drop.

So in the end the five main tribes focused on their territories, and buttressed the great leading cities of Gaza, Ashkelon, Ashdod, Gath, and Ekron.

Even Likud's patriarch, Menachem Begin, tried to give Gaza back to the Egyptians during the Camp David peace talks in the late 1970s.

The three of you marching purposefully on Gaza will be a dead giveaway.

Hamid worked the physical plant, double-checking the purity of the air and water coming into the facility, firing up the auxiliary power generators, and preparing to take Gaza Station off the local power grid.

Any DSS agents who had survived the initial series of attacks would know to head there immediately and reestablish contact with Black Tower, Gaza Station, or what might be left of the joint operation command, at PLC headquarters.

Air Force and Navy jets slammed into police stations and municipal buildings in Gaza City, Ramallah, Hebron, Jericho, and points in between.

For living in a safe house under Gaza eleven months of the year, it really wasn't badtwo leather couches, a glass coffee table, a top-of-the-line entertainment system (with TV, VCR, DVD with Dolby surround sound), bunk beds, an office chair and a desk built into the wall, a brand-new laptop, and three separate phone systems sitting side by side.

A convoy of Indian peacekeeper soldiers, flying the blue United Nations flag from their jeeps and trucks, were on their way to Gaza when they met an Israeli tank column on the road.