Zion

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noun Zi·on \ ˈzī-ən \
variants: or less commonly play \ˈsī-ən\

Definition of Zion

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 :heaven
3 :utopia

Examples of zion in a Sentence

  1. found the path to Zion by doing penance for the wayward ways of her youth

  2. Robert Owen's New Harmony, Indiana, was but one of many attempts to establish an American Zion.

Origin and Etymology 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


Zion

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geographical name Zi·on \ ˈzī-ən \

Definition of Zion

1 or Mount Zion or Sion play \ˈsī-ən, ˈzī-\ or Mount Sion hill in eastern Jerusalem, Israel
Note: Originally the stronghold of Jerusalem, Zion was conquered by David and in ancient times was the site of the Jewish Temple.
2 city in northeastern Illinois north of Waukegan population 24,413

Examples of zion in a Sentence

  1. found the path to Zion by doing penance for the wayward ways of her youth

  2. Robert Owen's New Harmony, Indiana, was but one of many attempts to establish an American Zion.



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