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Definition of 'sion'


  1. 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'"
       Synonyms: Zion
  2. Jewish republic in southwestern Asia at eastern end of Mediterranean; formerly part of Palestine
       Synonyms: Israel State of Israel Yisrael Zion
  3. an imaginary place considered to be perfect or ideal
       Synonyms: Utopia Zion

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