1. Proper noun.  The State of Israel, a modern country in the Middle East, at the eastern shore of the Mediterranean.
  2. Proper noun.  The Land of Israel, a region that is roughly coextensive with the State of Israel.
  3. Proper noun.  (historical) A nation that occupied roughly the same area in ancient times.
  4. Proper noun.  (historical) An ancient kingdom that occupied the northern part of this area, as distinct from Judah.
  5. Proper noun.  The Jews, taken collectively.
  6. Proper noun.  (context, biblical) A name given to Jacob (Genesis 32:28).
  7. Proper noun.  (given name, male) .

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