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    zion

    zion - Dictionary definition and meaning for word zion

    Definition
    (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
    Synonyms : sion
    Example Sentence
    • the inhabitants of Jerusalem are personified as `the daughter of Zion'
    Definition
    (noun) Jewish republic in southwestern Asia at eastern end of Mediterranean; formerly part of Palestine
    Synonyms : israel , sion , state of israel , yisrael
    Definition
    (noun) an imaginary place considered to be perfect or ideal
    Synonyms : sion , utopia
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