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English noun: Zion

1. Zion (location) 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

SamplesThe inhabitants of Jerusalem are personified as `the daughter of Zion'.


Instance hypernymhill

Part meronymcapital of Israel, Jerusalem

2. Zion (location) Jewish republic in southwestern Asia at eastern end of Mediterranean; formerly part of Palestine

SynonymsIsrael, Sion, State of Israel, Yisrael

Instance hypernymcountry, land, state

Part holonymAccho, Acre, Akka, Akko, Caesarea, capital of Israel, Dead Sea, Galilee, Gaza, Gaza Strip, Golan, Golan Heights, Gomorrah, Gomorrha, Haifa, Hefa, Jerusalem, Mount Carmel, Negev, Negev Desert, Sodom, Tel Aviv, Tel Aviv-Jaffa, Tel Aviv-Yalo, West Bank

Part meronymMiddle East, Mideast, Near East

Member holonymIsraeli

Domain region members15 May Organization, A'man, al-Asifa, al-Fatah, Fatah, Fatah Tanzim, General Security Services, Haganah, IDF, Israeli Defense Force, Iz Al-Din Al-Qassam Battalions, Kach, Kahane Chai, kibbutz, moshav, Mossad, PFLP-GC, Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine-General Command, Qassam Brigades, Salah al-Din Battalions, sayeret, Sayeret Mat'kal, Sayeret Matkal, Shin Bet, Tanzim

3. Zion (cognition) an imaginary place considered to be perfect or ideal

SynonymsSion, Utopia

Broader (hypernym)fictitious place, imaginary place, mythical place

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