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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'
2. Jewish republic in southwestern Asia at eastern end of Mediterranean; formerly part of Palestine
3. an imaginary place considered to be perfect or ideal