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Definition 1: capital and largest city of the modern state of Israel (although its status as capital is disputed); it was captured from Jordan in 1967 in the Six Day War; a holy city for Jews and Christians and Muslims; was the capital of an ancient kingdom - [noun denoting location]

Synonyms for jerusalem in the sense of this definition

(jerusalem is an instance of ...) the capital city of a nation

(jerusalem is a part of ...) the sepulcher in which Christ's body lay between burial and resurrection

(jerusalem is a part of ...) any of three successive temples in Jerusalem that served as the primary center for Jewish worship; the first temple contained the Ark of the Covenant and was built by Solomon in the 10th century BC and destroyed by Nebuchadnezzar in 586 BC; the second was built in 515 BC and the third was an enlargement by Herod the Great in 20 BC that was destroyed by the Romans during a Jewish revolt in AD 70; all that remains is the Wailing Wall

(jerusalem is a part of ...) a hill near Jerusalem where Jesus was crucified

(jerusalem is a part of ...) 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'"

(jerusalem is a part of ...) a wall in Jerusalem; sacred to Jews as a place of prayer and lamentation; its stones are believed to have formed part of the Temple of Solomon

(... is part of jerusalem) Jewish republic in southwestern Asia at eastern end of Mediterranean; formerly part of Palestine

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