- Synagogue is a Jewish place of worship and study.
A place where Jews go to worship is an example of a synagogue.
synagogue definition by Webster's New World
- an assembly of Jews for worship and religious study
- a building or place used by Jews for worship, religious study, and, often, community activity
- the Jewish religion as organized in such local congregations
Origin: Middle English sinagoge ; from Old French ; from Ecclesiastical Late Latin synagoga ; from Ecclesiastical Greek synagōgē ; from Classical Greek a bringing together, assembly ; from synagein, to bring together ; from syn-, together plush agein, to do: see act
- synagogal adjective
synagogue definition by American Heritage Dictionary
- A building or place of meeting for worship and religious instruction in the Jewish faith.
- A congregation of Jews for the purpose of worship or religious study.
- The Jewish religion as organized or typified in local congregations.
Origin: Middle English, from Old French sinagoge, from Late Latin synagōga, from Greek sunagōgē, assembly, synagogue, from sunagein, to bring together : sun-, syn- + agein, to lead; see ag- in Indo-European roots.
- synˌa·gogˈi·cal , synˌa·gogˈal adjective
synagogue - Cultural Definition
In Judaism, a house of worship and learning; also, the congregation that meets there.