synagogue

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noun syn·a·gogue \ˈsi-nə-ˌgäg\
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synagog

Definition of synagogue

  1. 1 :  a Jewish congregation

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

synagogal

play \ˌsi-nə-ˈgä-gəl\ adjective

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


First Known Use: 13th century

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SYNAGOGUE Defined for English Language Learners

synagogue

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noun syn·a·gogue \ˈsi-nə-ˌgäg\

Definition of synagogue for English Language Learners

  • : a building that is used for Jewish religious services


SYNAGOGUE Defined for Kids

synagogue

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

synagog

\ˈsi-nə-ˌgäg\

Definition of synagogue for Students

  1. :  a Jewish house of worship



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