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Zion

Syllabification: Zi·on
Pronunciation: /ˈzīən
 
/
(also Sion)

Definition of Zion in English:

noun

1The hill of Jerusalem on which the city of David was built.
1.1The citadel of ancient Jerusalem.
Example sentences
  • A telling aspect of such an argument is the fact that the entire Chapter 54 of Isaiah is addressed to Jerusalem / Zion.
  • Nevertheless David took the castle of Zion, which is the city of David.
1.3(In Christian thought) the heavenly city or kingdom of heaven.
Example sentences
  • The theme then, is the fear of freedom - that maybe Nirvana / Mecca / Heaven / Zion isn't that great.
  • Twenty-three years after Marley went home to Zion, he still is heralded by many as a voice for the sufferers, for the poor, for those maligned by the majority.
  • It was the dull glazed look that tells you being a cashier is not a stepping stone across the river of life to Zion on the other shore; she will be a cashier in one form or another forever.
1.4The Jewish people or religion.
Example sentences
  • A major personality among the Hovevi Zion was Judah Leob Pinsker.
1.5The Christian Church.
Example sentences
  • In the New Testament, Zion represents the Church.
2(Among Rastafarians) Africa.

Origin

Old English, from ecclesiastical Latin Sion, from Hebrew ṣīyōn.

Words that rhyme with Zion

Brian, cyan, Gaian, Geminian, Hawaiian, ion, iron, Ixion, lion, Lyon, Mayan, Narayan, O'Brien, Orion, Paraguayan, prion, Ryan, scion, Uruguayan

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