• WordNet 3.6
    • n Zion an imaginary place considered to be perfect or ideal
    • n Zion Jewish republic in southwestern Asia at eastern end of Mediterranean; formerly part of Palestine
    • n Zion 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'"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Brigham Young invented the department store. Zion's Cooperative Mercantile Institution (ZCMI as it's known to those in Utah) is still in operation in Salt Lake City.
    • Zion (Jewish Antiq) A hill in Jerusalem, which, after the capture of that city by the Israelites, became the royal residence of David and his successors.
    • Zion Hence, the theocracy, or church of God.
    • Zion The heavenly Jerusalem; heaven.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: Zion, Illinois - located on the shores of Lake Michigan north of Chicago - was founded by the followers of John Alexander Dowie, whose Christian Catholic Church disapproved of pharmacies, doctors, theaters or dance halls. Smoking, drinking and the eating of pork also was prohibited in town.
    • n Zion Figuratively, the house or household of God, as consisting of the chosen people, the Israelites; the theocracy, or church of God; hence, the church in general, or heaven as the final gathering-place of true believers: so called from Mount Zion, the holy hill of Jerusalem, the center of ancient Hebrew worship.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Zion zī′on Jerusalem: the Israelitish theocracy: the Christian Church: heaven
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Heb. tsīyōn, originally, a hill
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Gr. Ziōn—Heb. tsīyōn, a hill.


In literature:

Cleveland, Bethlehem, 5; Mount Zion, 10; Park, 2.
"The American Missionary -- Volume 54, No. 4, October, 1900" by Various
And what would your volunteers do in Zion?
"Ghetto Comedies" by Israel Zangwill
Star of Zion (Charlotte, N.C.), July 19, Aug. 16, 1917.
"Negro Migration during the War" by Emmett J. Scott
Mrs. R. M. Bennett 1.50 Mount Zion.
"The American Missionary -- Volume 38, No. 06, June, 1884" by Various
Upon the holy hill of Zion He will be the King of Glory.
"The Lord of Glory" by Arno Gaebelein
Mendelssohn's "Lauda Zion" given by the New York Vocal Union, at Chickering Hall, New York City.
"Annals of Music in America" by Henry Charles Lahee
On Zion's mountain peak.
"Hymns and Hymnwriters of Denmark" by Jens Christian Aaberg
The law goes forth from Zion, but by way of Liverpool and Southampton.
"Dreamers of the Ghetto" by I. Zangwill
Like the Pilgrim, they are bound for Mount Zion; but the wicket-gate was 'too far about,' and they had come by a short cut.
"Bunyan" by James Anthony Froude
Salem was a city on the site of Zion.
"Flowers of Freethought" by George W. Foote

In poetry:

In Zion God is known,
A refuge in distress;
How bright has his salvation shone
Through all her palaces!
"Psalm 48 part 1" by Isaac Watts
Are all the foes of Zion fools,
Who thus devour her saints?
Do they not know her Savior rules,
And pities her complaints?
"Psalm 53" by Isaac Watts
Why do the men of malice rage,
And say, with foolish pride,
"The God of heav'n will ne'er engage
To fight on Zion's side?"
"Psalm 10" by Isaac Watts
Let Zion and her sons rejoice,
Behold the promised hour;
Her God hath heard her mourning voice,
And comes t' exalt his power.
"Psalm 102 part 2" by Isaac Watts
"Sing us a song" is their demand,
"Yea, sing us one of Zion's songs!"
How can our voices thus expand
To what to us and God belongs?
"The Captives" by Nancy Rebecca Campbell Glass
Lift your eyes, ye sons of light,
Zion’s city is in sight:
There our endless home shall be,
There our Lord we soon shall see.
"Children of the heavenly King!" by John Cennick

In news:

The congregation of Mount Zion Baptist Church , 105 Hill St, Wilkes Barre, celebrated the Rev.
A slow rise Shares of Zions Bancorp's stock have gained 30 percent over the past year.
New Zion plans fellowship brunch .
A New Zion Women's Fellowship Brunch will be from 10 am to 11:30 am Nov 17 at the Marshall White Community Center, 222 28th St, Ogden.
Services for Miriam Burg , 94, of Emmetsburg, formerly of Ruthven, will be held at 1:30 pm, Tuesday, March 4 at Zion Lutheran Church in Ruthven.
Visitation will take place from 12 pm until the time of the service, Tuesday at Zion Lutheran Church in Ruthven.
Services 2 pm Mount Zion Church, Athens, Ark.
Carney Bethel of Miami smiles as Judge Lynn Rosenthal finalizes Bethel's adoption of Zion Bethel-Navarro, in her arms, and Zion's two sisters, Lydia and Violeta.
New Collection at Zion Museum Chronicles the CCC .
Funeral services for Kommet Cherry will be held Monday, Nov 26, 2012 at 11 am at Butler Chapel A.M.E. Zion Church with Rev.
Join Martha Manikas-Foster for a look at Project Safe Kids, the alternative Halloween celebrations hosted by Zion Ministries in Clarion , PA.
The Mt Zion Choir is performing with CityMusic Cleveland this week throughout Northeast Ohio.
Former San Francisco mayor Willie Brown at Mt Zion Baptist church.
Lyle Dale Hurd III, age 49, of Santa Clara, Utah, died on Friday afternoon, October 26, after taking a fall while climbing in Zion National Park.
Credit Suisse cites Regions Financial, SunTrust and Zions.

In science:

The most convenient parameter to describe this is the optical depth to scattering τ (i.e. the probability that a given photon scatters once); in the approximation of instantaneous and complete re-ionization, this could equivalently be described by the redshift of re-ionization zion .
The Cosmological Parameters
The simplest scenario takes the ionization to be zero from recombination up to some redshift zion , at which point the Universe instantaneously re-ionizes completely.
The Cosmological Parameters
One of the most interesting results, driven primarily by detection of large-angle polarization-temperature correlations, is the discovery of a high optical depth to re-ionization, τ ∼ 0.17, which roughly corresponds to a re-ionization redshift zion ∼ 17.
The Cosmological Parameters
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Heavy Quarks: Summary Report
The most convenient parameter to describe this is the optical depth to scattering τ (i.e., the probability that a given photon scatters once); in the approximation of instantaneous and complete reionization, this could equivalently be described by the redshift of reionization zion .
The Cosmological Parameters 2010