Zion

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noun Zi·on \ˈzī-ən\

Definition of Zion

  1. 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. 2 :  heaven

  3. 3 :  utopia

Variants of zion

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Sion

play \ˈsī-ən\

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


First Known Use: 14th century


Zion

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geographical name Zi·on \ˈzī-ən\

Definition of Zion

  1. 1 city NE Illinois N of Waukegan pop 24,413

  2. 2 or Mount Zion or Sion play \ˈsī-ən, ˈzī-\ or Mount Sion hill E Jerusalem, Israel; originally the stronghold of Jerusalem conquered by David; occupied in ancient times by the Jewish Temple


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