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

 Is·ra·el /ˈɪzriəl, (ˌ)re ||ˈɪs ||ˈɪzrəl/

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n 1: Jewish republic in southwestern Asia at eastern end of
           Mediterranean; formerly part of Palestine [syn: State
           of Israel, Yisrael, Zion, Sion]
      2: an ancient kingdom of the Hebrew tribes at the southeastern
         end of the Mediterranean Sea; founded by Saul around 1025
         BC and destroyed by the Assyrians in 721 BC

From: Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary

    the name conferred on Jacob after the great prayer-struggle at
    Peniel (Gen. 32:28), because "as a prince he had power with God
    and prevailed." (See JACOB.) This is the common name
    given to Jacob's descendants. The whole people of the twelve
    tribes are called "Israelites," the "children of Israel" (Josh.
    3:17; 7:25; Judg. 8:27; Jer. 3:21), and the "house of Israel"
    (Ex. 16:31; 40:38).
      This name Israel is sometimes used emphatically for the true
    Israel (Ps. 73:1: Isa. 45:17; 49:3; John 1:47; Rom. 9:6; 11:26).
      After the death of Saul the ten tribes arrogated to themselves
    this name, as if they were the whole nation (2 Sam. 2:9, 10, 17,
    28; 3:10, 17; 19:40-43), and the kings of the ten tribes were
    called "kings of Israel," while the kings of the two tribes were
    called "kings of Judah."
      After the Exile the name Israel was assumed as designating the
    entire nation.

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

 Israel, who prevails with God