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ˈsaɪ ənsion

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Zion, Sionnoun

    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. Israel, State of Israel, Yisrael, Zion, Sionnoun

    Jewish republic in southwestern Asia at eastern end of Mediterranean; formerly part of Palestine

  3. Utopia, Zion, Sionnoun

    an imaginary place considered to be perfect or ideal


  1. Sionnoun

    capital of Valais, a canton in Switzerland


  1. sion

    "Sion" is a suffix derived from Latin used in English language to form nouns. It often refers to a state, condition, action, or result. Examples include 'expansion', 'decision', 'division', 'illusion'. In another context, "Sion" is also a term used in the Bible to signify the city of Jerusalem as well as the people of God.


  1. Sion

    Sion is the capital of the Swiss canton of Valais. As of December 2011 it had a population of 31,676. On 17 January 1968 the former municipality of Bramois merged into the municipality of Sion. On 1 January 2013 the former municipality of Salins merged into the municipality of Sion. Landmarks include the Basilique de Valère and Château de Tourbillon. Sion has an airfield for civilian and military use and which serves as a base for countless life-saving air rescue missions.

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Sion

    capital of the Swiss canton of Valais, on the Rhine, 42 m. E. of Lausanne; is a mediæval town, with an old Gothic cathedral, and in the neighbourhood ruined castles.

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  1. SION

    What does SION stand for? -- Explore the various meanings for the SION acronym on the Abbreviations.com website.

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  1. SION

    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Sion is ranked #37180 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Sion surname appeared 600 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 0 would have the surname Sion.

    47% or 282 total occurrences were White.
    25.5% or 153 total occurrences were Black.
    14.1% or 85 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.
    10.5% or 63 total occurrences were Asian.
    2.8% or 17 total occurrences were of two or more races.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Sion in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Sion in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

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