synagogue

noun
syn·​a·​gogue | \ ˈsi-nə-ˌgäg How to pronounce synagogue (audio) \
variants: or less commonly synagog

Definition of synagogue

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

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Other Words from synagogue

synagogal \ ˌsi-​nə-​ˈgä-​gəl How to pronounce synagogue (audio) \ adjective

Examples of synagogue in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web One of them operates out of Hertz’s favorite synagogue in Sao Paulo, Comunidade Shalom. Marcus M. Gilban, sun-sentinel.com, 3 June 2021 The men escaped into the synagogue and locked the door, the NYPD said. Rob Frehse And Anna Sturla, CNN, 27 May 2021 Buildings struck by Palestinian rockets include houses, high rise apartment buildings, a supermarket in Beersheba, a synagogue in Ashkelon, five civilian cars, and a safari park. Sebastien Roblin, Forbes, 25 May 2021 Hundreds of residents of Lod, a town in central Israel, protested in the streets, waving Palestinian flags and setting fire to cars, apartments inhabited by Jews and a synagogue in a mixed neighborhood. William Mauldin, WSJ, 24 May 2021 One slammed into a synagogue in the southern city of Ashkelon hours before evening services for the Jewish holiday of Shavuot, Israeli emergency services said. Time, 17 May 2021 At least one of the rockets slammed into a synagogue in the southern city of Ashkelon just hours before evening services for the Jewish holiday of Shavuot, Israeli emergency services said. Fox News, 17 May 2021 One slammed into a synagogue in the southern part of the country hours before evening services for the Jewish holiday of Shavuot, though, no injuries were reported. USA TODAY, 17 May 2021 One slammed into a synagogue in the southern city of Ashkelon, Israeli emergency services said. Los Angeles Times, 17 May 2021

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First Known Use of synagogue

13th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for 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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The first known use of synagogue was in the 13th century

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“Synagogue.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/synagogue. Accessed 13 Jun. 2021.

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synagogue

noun

English Language Learners Definition of synagogue

: a building that is used for Jewish religious services

synagogue

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

Kids Definition of synagogue

: a Jewish house of worship

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