Quantcast
Merriam-Webster Logo
  • Dictionary
  • Thesaurus
  • Medical
  • Scrabble
  • Spanish Central
  • Learner's Dictionary

New Jerusalem

play
noun New Je·ru·sa·lem \-jə-ˈrü-s(ə-)ləm, -zə-ləm; -ˈrüz-ləm\

Definition of New Jerusalem

  1. 1 :  the final abode of souls redeemed by Christ

  2. 2 :  an ideal earthly community



Examples of new jerusalem

  1. <prayed that the those recently departed will spend eternal life in New Jerusalem>

  2. <an idealistic senator who thought that he could singlehandedly turn Washington into the New Jerusalem>



Origin of new jerusalem

from the phrase “the holy city, New Jerusalem” (Rev 21:2)


First Known Use: 1535


Learn More about new jerusalem


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up New Jerusalem? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

February 8, 2016

to clear from accusation or blame

Get Word of the Day daily email!

WORD GAMES

Take a 3-minute break and test your skills!

image1037863653

Which of the following refers to thin, bending ice, or to the act of running over such ice?

duvet spindrift kittly-benders pince-nez
Name That Thing

10 quick questions: hear them, spell them, and see how your skills compare to the crowd.

TAKE THE QUIZ
SCRABBLE® Sprint

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ