Antioch

geographical name
An·​ti·​och | \ ˈan-tē-ˌäk How to pronounce Antioch (audio) \

Definition of Antioch

1 city in western California northeast of Oakland population 102,372
2 — see antakya
3 ancient city of Asia Minor in Pisidia; at certain periods was within the boundaries of Phrygia; its ruins are in what is now west central Turkey

Other Words from Antioch

Antiochene \ an-​ˈtī-​ə-​ˌkēn How to pronounce Antiochene (audio) , ˌan-​tē-​(ˌ)ä-​ˈkēn \ adjective or noun
Antiochian \ ˌan-​tē-​ˈō-​kē-​ən How to pronounce Antiochian (audio) , -​ˈä-​ \ adjective or noun

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