Definitions for: Zion


[n] an imaginary place considered to be perfect or ideal
[n] Jewish republic in southwestern Asia at eastern end of Mediterranean; formerly part of Palestine
[n] 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'"



Webster (1913) Definition: Zi"on, n. [Heb. ts[=i]y?n, originally, a hill.]
1. (Jewish Antiq.) A hill in Jerusalem, which, after the
capture of that city by the Israelites, became the royal
residence of David and his successors.

2. Hence, the theocracy, or church of God.

3. The heavenly Jerusalem; heaven.

Synonyms: Israel, Sion, State of Israel, Utopia, Yisrael

See Also: Accho, Acre, Akka, Akko, Bethlehem, capital of Israel, country, Dead Sea, Erewhon, Galilee, Gaza Strip, Golan Heights, Gomorrah, Gomorrha, Haifa, hill, imaginary place, Israeli, Jerusalem, Jordan, Jordan River, land, Middle East, Near East, Negev, Negev Desert, Sodom, state, Tel Aviv, Tel Aviv-Jaffa, West Bank

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