Pronunciation: (zī'un), Strict Standards: Non-static method FenSites::linkTo() should not be called statically in /site/html/dictionary/zion.html on line 73 [key]
1. a hill in Jerusalem, on which the Temple was built (used to symbolize the city itself, esp. as a religious or spiritual center).
2. the Jewish people.
3. Palestine as the Jewish homeland and symbol of Judaism.
4. heaven as the final gathering place of true believers.
5. a city in NE Illinois. 17,861. Also,Sion (for defs. 1–4).
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.