What does the word ghetto mean?

Usage examples for ghetto

  1. The Jew survived ages of bitterness, all the while clinging loyally to his faith in the midst of hostility, and the first ray of light that penetrated the walls of the Ghetto found him ready to take part in the intellectual work of his time. – Jewish Literature and Other Essays by Gustav Karpeles
  2. The rest had gone back to the city and to the Ghetto. – Children of the Tenements by Jacob A. Riis
  3. The five Ghetto gates were thrown open, but Joseph did not come through any. – Dreamers of the Ghetto by I. Zangwill