synagogue

noun syn·a·gogue \ ˈsi-nə-ˌgäg \
variants: or less commonly synagog
Updated on: 14 Nov 2017

Definition of synagogue

1 : a Jewish congregation
2 : the house of worship and communal center of a Jewish congregation

synagogal

play \ˌsi-nə-ˈgä-gəl\ adjective

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Origin and Etymology of synagogue

Middle English synagoge, from Anglo-French, from Late Latin synagoga, from Greek synagōgē assembly, synagogue, from synagein to bring together, from syn- + agein to lead — more at agent

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SYNAGOGUE Defined for English Language Learners

synagogue

noun

Definition of synagogue for English Language Learners

  • : a building that is used for Jewish religious services


SYNAGOGUE Defined for Kids

synagogue

noun syn·a·gogue
variants: also synagog \ˈsi-nə-ˌgäg\

Definition of synagogue for Students

: a Jewish house of worship


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