HyperDic: sion

English > 3 senses of the word Sion:
NOUNlocationSion, Zionoriginally / originally a stronghold captured by David (the 2nd king of the Israelites / Israelites)
locationSion, Israel, State of Israel, Yisrael, ZionJewish republic in southwestern Asia at eastern end of Mediterranean
cognitionSion, Utopia, Zionan imaginary place considered to be perfect or ideal
English > Sion: 3 senses > noun 1, location
Meaningoriginally / originally a stronghold captured by David (the 2nd king of the Israelites / 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.
SynonymZion
Instance ofhillA local and well-defined elevation of the land
Part ofJerusalem, capital of IsraelCapital and largest city of the modern state of Israel (although its status as capital is disputed)
SpanishSion
CatalanZion
English > Sion: 3 senses > noun 2, location
MeaningJewish republic in southwestern Asia at eastern end of Mediterranean; formerly part of Palestine.
SynonymsIsrael, State of Israel, Yisrael, Zion
Instance ofcountry, state, landThe territory occupied by a nation
MembersIsraeliA native or inhabitant of Israel
Part ofMiddle East, Mideast, Near EastThe area around the eastern Mediterranean
PartsAcre, Akko, Akka, AcchoA town and port in northwestern Israel in the eastern Mediterranean
CaesareaAn ancient seaport in northwestern Israel
Dead SeaA saltwater lake on the border between Israel and Jordan
GalileeAn area of northern Israel
Gaza Strip, GazaA coastal region at the southeastern corner of the Mediterranean bordering Israel and Egypt
Golan Heights, GolanA fortified hilly area between southern Lebanon and southern Syria
Gomorrah, Gomorrha(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
Hefa, HaifaA major port in northwestern Israel
Jerusalem, capital of IsraelCapital and largest city of the modern state of Israel (although its status as capital is disputed)
Mount CarmelA mountain range in northwestern Israel near the Mediterranean coast
Negev, Negev DesertA desert in southern Israel
Sodom(Old Testament) an ancient city near the Dead Sea that (along with Gomorrah) was destroyed by God for the wickedness of its inhabitants
Tel Aviv, Tel Aviv-Yalo, Tel Aviv-JaffaThe largest city and financial center of Israel
West BankAn area between Israel and Jordan on the west bank of the Jordan river
Region of15 May OrganizationA 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
A'manThe Israeli military intelligence which produces comprehensive national intelligence briefings for the prime minister and the cabinet
Fatah Tanzim, TanzimA terrorist group organized by Yasser Arafat in 1995 as the armed wing of al-Fatah
HaganahThe clandestine military wing of the Jewish leadership during the British rule over the mandate of Palestine from 1920 to 1948
Israeli Defense Force, IDFThe ground and air and naval forces of Israel
Kahane Chai, KachA terrorist organization founded for Jewish defense
MossadThe Israeli foreign / foreign intelligence agency
Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine-General Command, PFLP-GCA Marxist-Leninist terrorist organization that conducted several attacks in western Europe
Qassam Brigades, Salah al-Din Battalions, Iz Al-Din Al-Qassam BattalionsThe military arm of Hamas responsible for suicide bombings and other attacks on Israel
Sayeret Matkal, Sayeret Mat'kal, sayeretIsrael's elite secret commando unit responsible / responsible for counterterrorist and top secret intelligence gathering and hostage rescue missions
Shin Bet, General Security ServicesThe Israeli domestic counterintelligence and internal security agency
al-Fatah, Fatah, al-AsifaA Palestinian political and military organization founded by Yasser Arafat in 1958 to work toward the creation of a Palestinian state
kibbutzA collective farm or settlement owned by its members in modern Israel
moshavA cooperative Israeli village or settlement comprised of small farms
SpanishEstado de Israel, Israel
CatalanIsrael
English > Sion: 3 senses > noun 3, cognition
MeaningAn imaginary place considered to be perfect or ideal.
SynonymsUtopia, Zion
Broaderimaginary place, mythical place, fictitious placeA place that exists only in imagination
Spanishutopía
CatalanSió, utopia

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