Zion Definition

sīən
noun
The historic land of Israel as a symbol of the Jewish people.
American Heritage
A Canaanite fortress in Jerusalem captured by David and called in the Bible “City of David”
Webster's New World
The Jewish people.
Webster's New World
Heaven; the heavenly city.
Webster's New World
A place or religious community regarded as sacredly devoted to God.
American Heritage
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The hill in Jerusalem on which the Temple was built: Zion has historically been regarded by Jews as a symbol of the center of Jewish national life.
Webster's New World
Jerusalem.
Webster's New World
The land of Israel.
Webster's New World

Origin of Zion

  • Middle English Sion from Old English from Late Latin Siōn from Greek Seiōn from Hebrew ṭiyyôn ṭwn in Semitic roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

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