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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 gal·i·lee /ˈgæləˌli/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Gal·i·lee n.  Arch. A porch or waiting room, usually at the west end of an abbey church, where the monks collected on returning from processions, where bodies were laid previous to interment, and where women were allowed to see the monks to whom they were related, or to hear divine service. Also, frequently applied to the porch of a church, as at Ely and Durham cathedrals.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n : an area of northern Israel; formerly the northern part of
          Palestine and the ancient kingdom of Israel; the scene of
          Jesus's ministry

From: Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary

    circuit. Solomon rewarded Hiram for certain services rendered
    him by the gift of an upland plain among the mountains of
    Naphtali. Hiram was dissatisfied with the gift, and called it
    "the land of Cabul" (q.v.). The Jews called it Galil. It
    continued long to be occupied by the original inhabitants, and
    hence came to be called "Galilee of the Gentiles" (Matt. 4:15),
    and also "Upper Galilee," to distinguish it from the extensive
    addition afterwards made to it toward the south, which was
    usually called "Lower Galilee." In the time of our Lord, Galilee
    embraced more than one-third of Western Palestine, extending
    "from Dan on the north, at the base of Mount Hermon, to the
    ridges of Carmel and Gilboa on the south, and from the Jordan
    valley on the east away across the splendid plains of Jezreel
    and Acre to the shores of the Mediterranean on the west."
    Palestine was divided into three provinces, Judea, Samaria, and
    Galilee, which comprehended the whole northern section of the
    country (Acts 9:31), and was the largest of the three.
      It was the scene of some of the most memorable events of
    Jewish history. Galilee also was the home of our Lord during at
    least thirty years of his life. The first three Gospels are
    chiefly taken up with our Lord's public ministry in this
    province. "The entire province is encircled with a halo of holy
    associations connected with the life, works, and teachings of
    Jesus of Nazareth." "It is noteworthy that of his thirty-two
    beautiful parables, no less than ninteen were spoken in Galilee.
    And it is no less remarkable that of his entire thirty-three
    great miracles, twenty-five were wrought in this province. His
    first miracle was wrought at the wedding in Cana of Galilee, and
    his last, after his resurrection, on the shore of Galilee's sea.
    In Galilee our Lord delivered the Sermon on The Mount, and the
    discourses on 'The Bread of Life,' on 'Purity,' on
    'Forgiveness,' and on 'Humility.' In Galilee he called his first
    disciples; and there occurred the sublime scene of the
    Transfiguration" (Porter's Through Samaria).
      When the Sanhedrin were about to proceed with some plan for
    the condemnation of our Lord (John 7:45-52), Nicodemus
    interposed in his behalf. (Comp. Deut. 1:16,17; 17:8.) They
    replied, "Art thou also of Galilee?.... Out of Galilee ariseth
    no prophet." This saying of theirs was "not historically true,
    for two prophets at least had arisen from Galilee, Jonah of
    Gath-hepher, and the greatest of all the prophets, Elijah of
    Thisbe, and perhaps also Nahum and Hosea. Their contempt for
    Galilee made them lose sight of historical accuracy" (Alford,
      The Galilean accent differed from that of Jerusalem in being
    broader and more guttural (Mark 14:70).

From: Hitchcock's Bible Names Dictionary (late 1800's)

 Galilee, wheel; revolution