Jerusalem

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 play \ˈjē-bəs\

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
Note: Jerusalem is a holy city for Jews, Christians, and Muslims.

Jerusalemite

play \-lə-ˌmīt\ noun


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