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Definition 1: an imaginary place considered to be perfect or ideal - [noun denoting cognition]

Synonyms for sion in the sense of this definition

(sion is a kind of ...) a place that exists only in imagination; a place said to exist in fictional or religious writings

Definition 2: Jewish republic in southwestern Asia at eastern end of Mediterranean; formerly part of Palestine - [noun denoting location]

Synonyms for sion in the sense of this definition

(sion is an instance of ...) the territory occupied by a nation

"he returned to the land of his birth" "he visited several European countries"

(sion is a part of ...) a town and port in northwestern Israel in the eastern Mediterranean

(sion is a part of ...) an area between Israel and Jordan on the west bank of the Jordan river; populated largely by Palestinians

(sion is a part of ...) an area of northern Israel; formerly the northern part of Palestine and the ancient kingdom of Israel; the scene of Jesus's ministry

(sion is a part of ...) a coastal region at the southeastern corner of the Mediterranean bordering Israel and Egypt

"he is a Palestinian from Gaza"

(sion is a part of ...) a fortified hilly area between southern Lebanon and southern Syria

"artillery on the Golan Heights can dominate a large area of Israel"

(sion is a part of ...) 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

(sion is a part of ...) an ancient seaport in northwestern Israel; an important Roman city in ancient Palestine

(sion is a part of ...) (Old Testament) an ancient city near the Dead Sea that (along with Gomorrah) was destroyed by God for the wickedness of its inhabitants

(sion is a part of ...) (Old Testament) an ancient city near the Dead Sea that (along with Sodom) was destroyed by God for the vice and depravity of its inhabitants

(sion is a part of ...) the largest city and financial center of Israel; located in western Israel on the Mediterranean

(sion is a part of ...) a major port in northwestern Israel

(sion is a part of ...) a desert in southern Israel

(sion is a part of ...) a saltwater lake on the border between Israel and Jordan; its surface in 1292 feet below sea level

(sion is a part of ...) a mountain range in northwestern Israel near the Mediterranean coast

"according to the Old Testament, Elijah defeated the priests of Baal at Mount Carmel"

(... is part of sion) the area around the eastern Mediterranean; from Turkey to northern Africa and eastward to Iran; the site of such ancient civilizations as Phoenicia and Babylon and Egypt and the birthplace of Judaism and Christianity and Islam; had continuous economic and political turmoil in the 20th century

"the Middle East is the cradle of Western civilization"

(sion is a member of ...) a native or inhabitant of Israel

(sion is the region of the domain of ...) a terrorist group organized by Yasser Arafat in 1995 as the armed wing of al-Fatah; serves a dual function of violent confrontation with Israel and serves as Arafat's unofficial militia to prevent rival Islamists from usurping leadership

(sion is the region of the domain of ...) a terrorist organization founded for Jewish defense; fights antisemitism and hopes to restore the biblical state of Israel

(sion is the region of the domain of ...) a Marxist-Leninist terrorist organization that conducted several attacks in western Europe

(sion is the region of the domain of ...) a terrorist organization formed in 1979 by a faction of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine but disbanded in the 1980s when key members left to join a faction of al-Fatah

(sion is the region of the domain of ...) the military arm of Hamas responsible for suicide bombings and other attacks on Israel

(sion is the region of the domain of ...) a collective farm or settlement owned by its members in modern Israel; children are reared collectively

(sion is the region of the domain of ...) a cooperative Israeli village or settlement comprised of small farms

(sion is the region of the domain of ...) the clandestine military wing of the Jewish leadership during the British rule over the mandate of Palestine from 1920 to 1948; became the basis for the Israeli defense force

(sion is the region of the domain of ...) the ground and air and naval forces of Israel

(sion is the region of the domain of ...) Israel's elite secret commando unit responsible for counterterrorist and top secret intelligence gathering and hostage rescue missions

(sion is the region of the domain of ...) the Israeli military intelligence which produces comprehensive national intelligence briefings for the prime minister and the cabinet

(sion is the region of the domain of ...) the Israeli foreign intelligence agency

"the primary focus of the Mossad is on Arab nations"

(sion is the region of the domain of ...) the Israeli domestic counterintelligence and internal security agency

"the Shin Bet also handles overall security for Israel's national airline"

(sion is the region of the domain of ...) a Palestinian political and military organization founded by Yasser Arafat in 1958 to work toward the creation of a Palestinian state; during the 1960s and 1970s trained terrorist and insurgent groups

"al-Fatah carried out numerous acts of international terrorism in western Europe and the Middle East in the 1970s"

Definition 3: 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 - [noun denoting location]

Samples where sion or its synonyms are used according to this definition

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

Synonyms for sion in the sense of this definition

(sion is an instance of ...) a local and well-defined elevation of the land

"they loved to roam the hills of West Virginia"

(... is part of sion) 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

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