Associations to the word «Zion»


ZION, proper noun. A mountain in Israel on which Jerusalem is built.
ZION, proper noun. Jerusalem.
ZION, proper noun. (metaphorical): The whole nation of Israel.
ZION, proper noun. A male given name of modern usage.
ZION, noun. Zayin, Hebrew letter ז.

Dictionary definition

ZION, noun. Originally a stronghold captured by David (the 2nd king of the Israelites); above it was built a temple and later the name extended to the whole hill; finally it became a synonym for the city of Jerusalem; "the inhabitants of Jerusalem are personified as `the daughter of Zion'".
ZION, noun. Jewish republic in southwestern Asia at eastern end of Mediterranean; formerly part of Palestine.
ZION, noun. An imaginary place considered to be perfect or ideal.

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