|1.||Old Testament the land of Canaan, promised by God to Abraham and his descendants as their heritage (Genesis 12:7)|
|2.||heaven, esp when considered as the goal towards which Christians journey in their earthly lives|
|3.||any longed-for place where one expects to find greater happiness or fulfilment|
|a printed punctuation mark (‽), available only in some typefaces, designed to combine the question mark (?) and the exclamation point (!), indicating a mixture of query and interjection, as after a rhetorical question.|
|a fool or simpleton; ninny.|
The land that God promised he would give to the descendants of Abraham and Isaac and Jacob; the land flowing with milk and honey; the land of Canaan, or Palestine. The Israelites did not take it over until after the Exodus, when they conquered the people already living there.
Note: By extension, an idyllic place or state of being that a person hopes to reach, especially one that cannot be reached except by patience and determination, is called a “Promised Land.”