follow Dictionary.com

Check out new words added to Dictionary.com

Sion

[French syawn] /French syɔ̃/
noun
1.
a town in and the capital of Valais, in SW Switzerland.

Sion

[sahy-uh n] /ˈsaɪ ən/
noun
1.
Zion.

-sion

1.
a noun suffix appearing in loanwords from Latin:
compulsion.
Compare -tion.
Origin of -sion
< Latin, equivalent to -s(us), variant of -tus past participle suffix + -iōn- -ion

Valais

[French va-le; English va-ley] /French vaˈlɛ; English væˈleɪ/
noun
1.
a canton in SW Switzerland. 2021 sq. mi. (5235 sq. km).
Capital: Sion.
Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
Cite This Source
British Dictionary definitions for Sion

Sion

noun
1.
(French) (sjɔ̃). a town in SW Switzerland, capital of Valais canton, on the River Rhône. Pop: 27 171 (2000) Latin name Sedunum
2.
(ˈsaɪən) a variant of Zion

Zion

/ˈzaɪən/
noun
1.
the hill on which the city of Jerusalem stands
2.
(Judaism)
  1. the ancient Israelites of the Bible
  2. the modern Jewish nation
  3. Israel as the national home of the Jewish people
3.
(Christianity) heaven regarded as the city of God and the final abode of his elect
4.
any form of social organization, way of life, or life after death regarded as an ultimate goal
5.
  1. a religious community or its site, regarded as chosen by God and under his special protection
  2. an ideal theocratic community, esp any of the Christian Churches regarded as such a community

Valais

/French valɛ/
noun
1.
a canton of S Switzerland: includes the entire valley of the upper Rhône and the highest peaks in Switzerland; produces a quarter of Switzerland's hydroelectricity. Capital: Sion. Pop: 281 000 (2002 est). Area: 5231 sq km (2020 sq miles) German name Wallis
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
© William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Cite This Source
Sion in the Bible

elevated. (1.) Denotes Mount Hermon in Deut. 4:48; called Sirion by the Sidonians, and by the Amorites Shenir (Deut. 3:9). (See HERMON.) (2.) The Greek form of Zion (q.v.) in Matt. 21:5; John 12:15.

Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary
Cite This Source

Word of the Day

Difficulty index for Sion

Some English speakers likely know this word

Word Value for Sion

0
0
Scrabble Words With Friends

Nearby words for sion