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 Dictionary entry overview: What does synagogue mean? 

  The noun SYNAGOGUE has 1 sense:

1. (Judaism) the place of worship for a Jewish congregation

  Familiarity information: SYNAGOGUE used as a noun is very rare.

 Dictionary entry details 


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(Judaism) the place of worship for a Jewish congregation

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects


synagogue; tabernacle; temple

Hypernyms ("synagogue" is a kind of...):

house of God; house of prayer; house of worship; place of worship (any building where congregations gather for prayer)

Domain category:

Judaism (the monotheistic religion of the Jews having its spiritual and ethical principles embodied chiefly in the Torah and in the Talmud)

Instance hyponyms:

Temple of Jerusalem; Temple of Solomon (any of three successive temples in Jerusalem that served as the primary center for Jewish worship; the first temple contained the Ark of the Covenant and was built by Solomon in the 10th century BC and destroyed by Nebuchadnezzar in 586 BC; the second was built in 515 BC and the third was an enlargement by Herod the Great in 20 BC that was destroyed by the Romans during a Jewish revolt in AD 70; all that remains is the Wailing Wall)

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