Definition of holy city in English:

holy city

Syllabification: ho·ly cit·y


  • 1A city held sacred by the adherents of a religion.
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    • The gospels record two occasions when Jesus wept: at the tomb of Lazarus and when he saw the holy city Jerusalem.
    • Pressed to name the world's most visited holy cities, one might think of Mecca or Jerusalem.
    • However, Salt Lake City is a holy city for Mormons, and the Black Hills of South Dakota and other places are sacred native American sites.
  • 1.1 (the Holy City) Jerusalem.
  • 1.2 (the Holy City) (In Christian tradition) Heaven.
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    • We are further emboldened in our outreach by John's vision of the Holy City of God.
    • As Christ descends he raises all the righteous dead, and with the living saints they ascend to the Holy City in heaven.
    • Around Zion, the Holy City where God our Father sits on the throne, is an area called paradise.

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