1. [ noun ] (government,geography) Jewish republic in southwestern Asia at eastern end of Mediterranean; formerly part of Palestine
Synonyms: Yisrael sion state_of_israel Israel
Related terms: country Israeli Middle_East Jerusalem Tel_Aviv accho Sodom Bethelem West_Bank Dead_Sea Negev Golan_Heights Haifa caesarea mount_carmel Jordan galilee bethlehem Gomorrah Gaza_Strip kibbutz idf haganah mossad general_security_services sayeret a'man 15_may_organization pflp-gc kach moshav fatah_tanzim
2. [ noun ] (Old Testament,geography) originally a stronghold captured by David (the 2nd king of the Israelites); above it was built a temple and later it became a synonym for the city of Jerusalem
Synonyms: sion

"the inhabitants of Jerusalem are personified as `the daughter of Zion'"

Related terms: hill Jerusalem
3. [ noun ] Last name, frequency rank in the U.S. is 28075
4. [ noun ] an imaginary place considered to be perfect or ideal
Synonyms: Utopia sion
Related terms: imaginary_place Erewhon
Similar spelling:   Zinn