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Zion Line breaks: Zion
Pronunciation: /ˈzʌɪən/
(also Sion)

Definition of Zion in English:


1The hill of Jerusalem on which the city of David was built.
1.2The Jewish people or religion.
Example sentences
  • A major personality among the Hovevi Zion was Judah Leob Pinsker.
2(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.
2.1The Christian Church.
Example sentences
  • In the New Testament, Zion represents the Church.
3A land of future promise or return from exile.
Example sentences
  • Seen this way, the return to Zion represents the completion of the promise made to Abraham.
  • Protestant America in the nineteenth century viewed this as a ‘Christian nation,’ even ‘God's true Zion.’
  • With an eye for detail and a metaphorical imagination, Chisholm explores what it means to be ‘footloose’ in a dream that pulled so many dreamers toward the American Zion.
3.1(Among Jews) Israel.
3.2(Among Rastafarians) Africa.


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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