Definition of Jerusalem
city in southwestern Asia northwest of the Dead Sea; divided 1948–67 between Jordan (old city) and Israel (new city); capital of Israel since 1950 and formerly the capital of the ancient kingdoms of Israel and Judah; old city under Israeli control since 1967 population 765,000 ◆Jerusalem is a holy city for Jews, Christians, and Muslims.
Jerusalemiteplay \-lə-ˌmīt\ noun
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Definition of Jerusalem for English Language Learners
: city in the Middle East
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