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Definition of Zion

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hill in Jerusalem which was the site of Solomon's Temple; Jerusalem; Israel
Zion Definition from Language, Idioms & Slang Dictionaries & Glossaries
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
(n.)
The heavenly Jerusalem; heaven.
  
(n.)
Hence, the theocracy, or church of God.
  
(n.)
A hill in Jerusalem, which, after the capture of that city by the Israelites, became the royal residence of David and his successors.
  
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913), edited by Noah Porter. About
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zion
\zi"on\ (?), n. [heb. tsīy&?;n, originally, a hill.]
1. (jewish antiq.) a hill in jerusalem, which, after the capture of that city by the israelites, became the royal residence of david and his successors.
2. hence, the theocracy, or church of god.
3. the heavenly jerusalem; heaven.
zion
n
1. originally a stronghold captured by david (the 2nd king of the israelites); above it was built a temple and later the name extended to the whole hill; finally it became a synonym for the city of jerusalem; "the inhabitants of jerusalem are personified as `the daughter of zion'" [syn: zion, sion]


2. jewish republic in southwestern asia at eastern end of mediterranean; formerly part of palestine [syn: israel, state of israel, yisrael, zion, sion]


3. an imaginary place considered to be perfect or ideal [syn: utopia, zion, sion]


zion
sunny; height, one of the eminences on which jerusalem was built. it was surrounded on all sides, except the north, by deep valleys, that of the tyropoeon (q.v.) separating it from moriah (q.v.), which it surpasses in height by 105 feet. it was the south-eastern hill of jerusalem. when david took it from the jebusites (josh. 15:63; 2 sam. 5:7) he built on it a citadel and a palace, and it became "the city of david" (1 kings 8:1; 2 kings 19:21, 31; 1 chr. 11:5). in the later books of the old testament this name was sometimes used (ps. 87:2; 149:2; isa. 33:14; joel 2:1) to denote jerusalem in general, and sometimes god's chosen israel (ps. 51:18; 87:5). in the new testament (see sion) it is used sometimes to denote the church of god (heb. 12:22), and sometimes the heavenly city (rev. 14:1).
zion
monument; raised up; sepulcher


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 zion movement 
 stake of zion 
 zion national park 
WordNet 2.0

Noun
1. originally a stronghold captured by David (the 2nd king of the Israelites); above it was built a temple and later the name extended to the whole hill; finally it became a synonym for the city of Jerusalem; "the inhabitants of Jerusalem are personified as `the daughter of Zion'"
(synonym) Sion
(hypernym) hill
(part-holonym) Jerusalem, capital of Israel
2. Jewish republic in southwestern Asia at eastern end of Mediterranean; formerly part of Palestine
(synonym) Israel, State of Israel, Yisrael, Sion
(hypernym) country, state, land
(part-holonym) Middle East, Mideast, Near East
(member-meronym) Israeli
(part-meronym) Acre, Akko, Akka, Accho
(class) kibbutz
(class) al-Fatah, Fatah, al-Asifa
3. an imaginary place considered to be perfect or ideal
(synonym) Utopia, Sion
(hypernym) imaginary place, mythical place
(hyponym) Erewhon
Zion Definition from Business & Finance Dictionaries & Glossaries
Company Info: Ticker, Name, Description
Zions Bancorporation
Exchange: Nasdaq
Multi-bank holding company with subsidiaries which perform commercial banking operations, mortgage banking services, international banking services, insurance services, credit card services, leasing and other related financial activities.
Zion Definition from Government Dictionaries & Glossaries
US Zip Codes
State: ILLINOIS
City: ZION
State: ARKANSAS
City: ZION
Zion Definition from Social Science Dictionaries & Glossaries
Bible Dream Dictionary
When the Lord turned again the captivity of Zion, we were like them that dream.
Full text of Psalm 126
  
Zion Definition from Encyclopedia Dictionaries & Glossaries
English Wikipedia - The Free Encyclopedia
Zion ( Ṣiyyôn), also transliterated Sion, Sayon, Syon, Tzion or Tsion, is a place name often used as a synonym for Jerusalem. The word is first found in which dates from c.630–540 BCE according to modern scholarship. It commonly referred to a specific mountain near Jerusalem (Mount Zion), on which stood a Jebusite fortress of the same name that was conquered by David and was named the City of David. The term Tzion came to designate the area of Jerusalem where the fortress stood, and later became a metonym for Solomon's Temple in Jerusalem, the city of Jerusalem and "the World to Come", the Jewish understanding of the hereafter.

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Zion Definition from Religion & Spirituality Dictionaries & Glossaries
Easton's Bible Dictionary
sunny; height, one of the eminences on which Jerusalem was built. It was surrounded on all sides, except the north, by deep valleys, that of the Tyropoeon (q.v.) separating it from Moriah (q.v.), which it surpasses in height by 105 feet. It was the south-eastern hill of Jerusalem. When David took it from the Jebusites (Josh. 15:63; 2 Sam. 5:7) he built on it a citadel and a palace, and it became "the city of David" (1 Kings 8:1; 2 Kings 19:21, 31; 1 Chr. 11:5). In the later books of the Old Testament this name was sometimes used (Ps. 87:2; 149:2; Isa. 33:14; Joel 2:1) to denote Jerusalem in general, and sometimes God's chosen Israel (Ps. 51:18; 87:5). In the New Testament (see SION ¯T0003448) it is used sometimes to denote the Church of God (Heb. 12:22), and sometimes the heavenly city (Rev. 14:1).
Smith's Bible Dictionary

See: Jerusalem
  
Smith's Bible Dictionary (1884) , by William Smith. About
Hitchcock's Bible Names Dictionary
monument; raised up; sepulcher
  
Hitchcock's Bible Names Dictionary (1869) , by Roswell D. Hitchcock. About