Jerusalem

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geographical name Je·ru·sa·lem \jə-ˈrü-s(ə-)ləm, -ˈrü-z(ə-)ləm\
variants: or Arabic

Al–Quds

play \äl-ˈküts\ or Hebrew

Yerushalayim

play \ye-ˌrü-shä-ˈlī-im\ or ancient

Hierosolyma

play \ˌhī-(ə-)rō-ˈsä-lə-mə\ or biblical

Jebus

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Definition of Jerusalem

  1. 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.

Jerusalemite

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JERUSALEM Defined for English Language Learners

Jerusalem

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geographical name

Definition of Jerusalem for English Language Learners

  • : city in the Middle East



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