synagogue[sin′ə gäg′, -gôg′]
- Synagogue is a Jewish place of worship and study.
A place where Jews go to worship is an example of a synagogue.
- 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 of synagogueMiddle 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 + agein, to do: see act
- 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 of synagogueMiddle 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.
- syn′a·gog′i·cal , syn′a·gog′al
Old French synagoge, from Ancient Greek συναγωγή (sunagōgē, “assembly, gathering”), from συνάγω (sunagō, “I gather together”), from σύν (sun, “with, together”) + ἄγω (agō, “I lead”)