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Noun: Zion  zI-un
  1. Jewish republic in southwestern Asia at eastern end of Mediterranean; formerly part of Palestine
    - Israel, State of Israel, Yisrael, Sion
  2. 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'";
    - Mount Zion, Sion
  3. An imaginary place considered to be perfect or ideal
    - Utopia, Sion

Derived forms: Zions

Type of: country, fictitious place, hill, imaginary place, land, mythical place, state

Part of: Jerusalem, Middle East, Mideast, Near East

Encyclopedia: Zion, Ontario