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Zion

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noun Zi·on \ˈzī-ən\

Definition of Zion

  1. 1 a :  the Jewish people :  israel b :  the Jewish homeland that is symbolic of Judaism or of Jewish national aspiration c :  the ideal nation or society envisaged by Judaism

  2. 2 :  heaven

  3. 3 :  utopia



Variants of zion

also Sion play \ˈsī-ən\

Origin of zion

Middle English Sion, from Old English, citadel in Palestine which was the nucleus of Jerusalem, from Late Latin, from Greek Seiōn, from Hebrew Ṣīyōn


First Known Use: 14th century


Zion

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geographical name Zi·on \ˈzī-ən\

Definition of Zion

  1. 1 city NE Illinois N of Waukegan pop 24,413

  2. 2 or Mount Zion or Sion play \ˈsī-ən, ˈzī-\ or Mount Sion hill E Jerusalem, Israel; originally the stronghold of Jerusalem conquered by David; occupied in ancient times by the Jewish Temple




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