Hyper Dictionary

English Dictionary Computer Dictionary Video Dictionary Thesaurus Dream Dictionary Medical Dictionary

Search Dictionary:  

Meaning of ZION

Pronunciation:  'zIun

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  an imaginary place considered to be perfect or ideal
  2. [n]  Jewish republic in southwestern Asia at eastern end of Mediterranean; formerly part of Palestine
  3. [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'"

ZION is a 4 letter word that starts with Z.


 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



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\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.

Easton Bible Dictionary

sunny; height, one of the eminences on which Jerusalem was built. It was surrounded on all sides, except the north, by deep valleys, that of the Tyropoeon (q.v.) separating it from Moriah (q.v.), which it surpasses in height by 105 feet. It was the south-eastern hill of Jerusalem.

When David took it from the Jebusites (Josh. 15:63; 2 Sam. 5:7) he built on it a citadel and a palace, and it became "the city of David" (1 Kings 8:1; 2 Kings 19:21, 31; 1 Chr. 11:5). In the later books of the Old Testament this name was sometimes used (Ps. 87:2; 149:2; Isa. 33:14; Joel 2:1) to denote Jerusalem in general, and sometimes God's chosen Israel (Ps. 51:18; 87:5).

In the New Testament (see SION) it is used sometimes to denote the Church of God (Heb. 12:22), and sometimes the heavenly city (Rev. 14:1).

 Definition:  monument; raised up; sepulcher