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Definitions for Jerusalem
dʒɪˈru sə ləm, -zə-jerusalem

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Jerusalem, capital of Israelnoun

    capital and largest city of the modern state of Israel; it was captured from Jordan in 1967 in the Six Day War; a holy city for Jews and Christians and Muslims; was the capital of an ancient kingdom


  1. Jerusalemnoun

    Ancient city of Palestine and the current capital of Israel; a holy city for Judaism (Temple of Solomon and the capital of the ancient kingdoms of Israel and Judeah), Christianity (Christ's crucifixion and resurrection), and Islam (Muhammad's ascension to heaven).

  2. Etymology: From Ierusalem, Hierusalem, from Latin Hierosolyma, from Ἰερουσαλήμ, from ירושלים, from Western Semitic (attested in Ancient Egyptian), compound of Semitic *uru 'house, town' and *salim either 'peace' or 'Shalim, Canaanite goddess of twilight'.


  1. Jerusalem

    Jerusalem is third single from Alphavilles album Afternoons in Utopia. It is their seventh single overall, although it was only made available in Germany. It was released in November 1986.


  1. jerusalem

    Jerusalem is a city located in the Middle East, primarily within the boundaries of Israel, though its eastern part, including the old city, is claimed by Palestine. As one of the oldest cities in the world, it holds significant historical, religious, and cultural significance, particularly for the three major Abrahamic religions - Judaism, Christianity, and Islam. Many sacred sites such as the Western Wall, the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, and Al-Aqsa Mosque are located in Jerusalem. It is traditionally recognized as the biblical Holy Land and is currently the proclaimed capital of Israel, although this status is highly disputed internationally.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Jerusalemnoun

    the chief city of Palestine, intimately associated with the glory of the Jewish nation, and the life and death of Jesus Christ

  2. Etymology: [Gr. 'Ieroysalh`m, fr. Heb. Yrshlaim.]


  1. Jerusalem

    Jerusalem is the capital of Israel, though not internationally recognized as such, and one of the oldest cities in the world. It is located in the Judean Mountains, between the Mediterranean Sea and the northern edge of the Dead Sea. It is Israel's largest city in both population and area, if East Jerusalem is included, with a population of 801,000 residents over an area of 125.1 km². Jerusalem is also a holy city to the three major Abrahamic religions—Judaism, Christianity and Islam. During its long history, Jerusalem has been destroyed twice, besieged 23 times, attacked 52 times, and captured and recaptured 44 times. The oldest part of the city was settled in the 4th millennium BCE. In 1538, walls were built around Jerusalem under Suleiman the Magnificent. Today those walls define the Old City, which has been traditionally divided into four quarters—known since the early 19th century as the Armenian, Christian, Jewish, and Muslim Quarters. The Old City became a World Heritage site in 1981, and is on the List of World Heritage in Danger. Modern Jerusalem has grown far beyond its boundaries.

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Jerusalem

    the capital of Palestine, holy city of the Jews, belonged originally to the Jebusites, but was captured by David and made his capital; a strong place, built on four hills 2000 ft. above the Mediterranean, enclosed within walls and protected nearly all round by deep valleys and rising grounds beyond; it has been so often besieged, overthrown, and rebuilt that the present city stands on rubbish heaps, the ruins of ancient structures.

Military Dictionary and Gazetteer

  1. jerusalem

    A celebrated city of Syria, the capital of the ancient Judæa and the modern Palestine. This city was called Salem in 1913 B.C.; its king was slain by Joshua, 1451 B.C. It was taken by David, 1048 B.C., who dwelt in the fort, calling it the City of David. Jerusalem was taken by the Persians in 614; retaken by the emperor Heraclius, 628; by the Saracens, 637; and by the Crusaders, when 70,000 infidels were put to the sword; taken by Saladin, 1187; by the Turks, who drove away the Saracens, 1217 and 1239. It was held by the French under Bonaparte, February, 1799.

Editors Contribution

  1. jerusalemnoun

    Her radiance is like a very precious stone, like a Jasper stone, bright as crystal. The city has a massive high wall, with 12 gates. There are 3 gates on the east, 3 gates on the north, 3 gates on the south, 3 gates on the west, and the city wall have 12 foundations. The city is laid out in a square, its length and width are the same. Leveled and measured at 12,000 in its length, width and height are equal. 144 cubits according to human measurement. The building material of its wall is jasper, and the city is Tehorah gold like clear glass. The foundation of the city wall is adorned with every kind of precious stone; jasper, sapphire, chalcedony, emerald, sardonyx, carnelian, chrysolite, beryl, topaz, chrysoprase, jacinth, and amethyst. The 12 gates are 12 pearls ; each individual gate is made of a single pearl.

    He then carried me away in the Spirit to a great and high mountain and showed me the holy city, Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God, arrayed with God's glory.

    Etymology: New Mothership (Fertility Land)

    Submitted by Tehorah_Elyon on October 31, 2023  

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Etymology and Origins

  1. Jerusalem

    Expresses the Hebrew for “habitation of peace.”

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Jerusalem in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Jerusalem in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of Jerusalem in a Sentence

  1. Ronit Lupu:

    On completion of the excavations at Shu?fat, it is quite evident that there was a thriving settlement in the Jerusalem area in ancient times. Thousands of years later, the buildings uncovered are of a standard that would not fall short of Jerusalem’s architecture, this discovery represents a highly significant addition to our research of the city and the vicinity. Apart from the pottery, the fascinating flint finds attest to the livelihood of the local population in prehistoric times: Small sickle blades for harvesting cereal crops, chisels and polished axes for building, borers and awls, and even a bead made of carnelian (a gemstone), indicating that jewelry was either made or imported.

  2. Dylan Williams:

    Even seemingly minor changes of Jerusalem’s status quo — either in fact or in law — have historically had the impact of sparking violence.

  3. Dean Heller:

    I will continue urging every U.S. President to move the U.S. Embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, as the U.S. has already committed to doing. I will be pushing for my bill, the Jerusalem Embassy and Recognition Act, until this becomes a reality.

  4. Nir Barkat:

    The same small but vocal group of members of Congress who are trying to prevent the United States from re-supplying Israel with Iron Dome interceptors is trying to push the US administration to open a consulate in Jerusalem that serves the Palestinians. These members oppose the existence of the State of Israel and are anti-peace.

  5. Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu:

    (Netanyahu) himself killed, his army killed children in the playground. They killed our citizens and an American citizen in international waters. This is terrorism, nobody can argue about Israeli aggression in Jerusalem in the al-Aqsa mosque.

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