Jerusalem

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

Al–Quds

\äl-ˈküts\play or Hebrew

Yerushalayim

\ye-ˌrü-shä-ˈlī-im\play or ancient

Hierosolyma

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

Jebus

\ˈjē-bəs\play

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

play \-lə-ˌmīt\ noun

JERUSALEM Defined for English Language Learners

Jerusalem

play
geographical name Je·ru·sa·lem \jə-ˈrü-s(ə-)ləm, -ˈrü-z(ə-)ləm\

Definition of Jerusalem for English Language Learners

  • : city in the Middle East



Seen and Heard

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