American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. The historic land of Israel as a symbol of the Jewish people.
- n. The Jewish people; Israel.
- n. A place or religious community regarded as sacredly devoted to God.
- n. An idealized, harmonious community; utopia.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Figuratively, the house or household of God, as consisting of the chosen people, the Israelites; the theocracy, or church of God; hence, the church in general, or heaven as the final gathering-place of true believers: so called from Mount Zion, the holy hill of Jerusalem, the center of ancient Hebrew worship.
- n. A mountain in Israel on which Jerusalem is built.
- n. Jerusalem.
- n. metaphorical : The whole nation of Israel.
- n. A male given name of modern usage.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. (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.
- n. Hence, the theocracy, or church of God.
- n. The heavenly Jerusalem; heaven.
- n. Jewish republic in southwestern Asia at eastern end of Mediterranean; formerly part of Palestine
- 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
- n. an imaginary place considered to be perfect or ideal
- From Hebrew ציון (tsiyón) (Wiktionary)
- Middle English Sion, from Old English, from Late Latin Siōn, from Greek Seiōn, from Hebrew ṣiyyôn; see ṣwy2 in Semitic roots. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“Weep, O captive daughter of Zion, is quaintly turned into Zion, weep-a-low, and the wheels of Ezekiel are turned every way in the mystic dreaming of the slave, till he says:”
“_Kinnor bat Zion_ ( "The Harp of the Daughter of Zion"), exhibited even more brilliantly the wealth of creative energy which was hidden in the soul of this prematurely cut-off youth, who on the brink of the grave sang so touchingly of love, beauty, and the pure joys of life.”
“Daughter of Zion "(_Shire bat Zion_, Vilna, 1851), the author poured forth the anguish of his suffering soul, which was torn between faith and science, weighed down by the oppression from without and stirred to its depth by the tragedy of his homeless nation.”
“Oh, we throw around the term Zion, but I've never heard it put that exact way.”
“Solomon's Temple was actually on Mount Moriah, but the term Zion came to include that as well.”
“According to the state-backed Iranian Students News Agency, which is frequently used to convey official pronouncements, the letter says: As internet documents have proved, using the word Zion in the logo of the 2012 Olympic Games is a disgracing action and against the Olympics' valuable mottos.”
“The use of the word Zion by the designer of Olympics logo ...in the emblem of the Olympics Games 2012 is a very revolting act.”
“Lord who dwelleth in Zion, for which reason Zion is called the hill of”
“When seen through paranoid Islamic eyes, though, the logo clearly spells out the word "Zion," a biblical term for Israel, which Iran has repeatedly vowed to wipe off the map.”
“In a letter to the International Olympics Committee, Iran's Secretary General Bahram Afsharzadeh warned of a possible boycott of the games because the new, and admittedly ugly logo, allegedly spells out the word Zion.”
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