ariel sharon

Sharon

[shuh-rohn for 1; shar-uhn for 2–5]
noun
1.
Ariel, born 1928, Israeli military and political leader; prime minister 2001–06.
2.
a fertile coastal plain in ancient Palestine: now a coastal region N of Tel Aviv in Israel.
3.
a city in W Pennsylvania.
4.
a town in E Massachusetts.
5.
Also, Sharen. a female given name: from a hebrew word meaning “a plain or flat area.”
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Sharon2 (ˈʃærən)
 
n
Plain of Sharon a plain in W Israel, between the Mediterranean and the hills of Samaria, extending from Haifa to Tel Aviv

Sharon1 (ʃəˈrɒn)
 
n
Ariel (ˈærɪəl). born 1928, Israeli soldier and politician; Likud prime minister (2001--06)

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Sharon
fem. proper name; name of the fertile coastal plain between Jaffa and Mount Carmel, from Heb., aphetic for yesharon, prop. "the Plain," from stem of yashar "was straight, was even" (cf. Heb. mishor "level land, plain"). A top-10 list name for girls born in the U.S. between 1943 and 1949.
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