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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 Zi·on /ˈzaɪən/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Zi·on n.
 1. 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.
 2. Hence, the theocracy, or church of God.
 3. The heavenly Jerusalem; heaven.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n 1: 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'"
           [syn: Sion]
      2: Jewish republic in southwestern Asia at eastern end of
         Mediterranean; formerly part of Palestine [syn: Israel,
         State of Israel, Yisrael, Sion]
      3: an imaginary place considered to be perfect or ideal [syn: Utopia,

From: Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary

    sunny; height, one of the eminences on which Jerusalem was
    built. It was surrounded on all sides, except the north, by deep
    valleys, that of the Tyropoeon (q.v.) separating it from Moriah
    (q.v.), which it surpasses in height by 105 feet. It was the
    south-eastern hill of Jerusalem.
      When David took it from the Jebusites (Josh. 15:63; 2 Sam.
    5:7) he built on it a citadel and a palace, and it became "the
    city of David" (1 Kings 8:1; 2 Kings 19:21, 31; 1 Chr. 11:5). In
    the later books of the Old Testament this name was sometimes
    used (Ps. 87:2; 149:2; Isa. 33:14; Joel 2:1) to denote Jerusalem
    in general, and sometimes God's chosen Israel (Ps. 51:18; 87:5).
      In the New Testament (see SION) it is used sometimes
    to denote the Church of God (Heb. 12:22), and sometimes the
    heavenly city (Rev. 14:1).

From: Hitchcock's Bible Names Dictionary (late 1800's)

 Zion, monument; raised up; sepulcher