Shield of David
Star of David Star" of Dav"id A symbol consisting of two overlapped equilateral triangles forming a star with six points, used as a symbol of Judaism. It is also called {Magen David}, {Mogen David}, and {Shield of David}, and is shaped identically to the {hexagram} and {Solomon's seal}. It is used on the flag of the modern state of Israel. [PJC]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • Shield of David — Shield′ of Da′vid n. jud Star of David …   From formal English to slang

  • Shield of David — noun a six pointed star formed from two equilateral triangles; an emblem symbolizing Judaism • Syn: ↑Star of David, ↑Magen David, ↑Mogen David, ↑Solomon s seal • Hypernyms: ↑emblem, ↑allegory, ↑hexagram …   Useful english dictionary

  • Shield of David. — See Star of David. * * * …   Universalium

  • Shield of David. — See Star of David …   Useful english dictionary

  • Shield of David — six pointed star, Jewish star, figure made from 2 triangles placed one top of each other in opposite directions forming a star …   English contemporary dictionary

  • Red Shield of David — organization for providing emergency medical and ambulance services …   English contemporary dictionary

  • Star of David — This article is about the use of the hexagram as a Jewish symbol. For other uses, see Hexagram. Jewish Star redirects here. For the newspaper, see The Jewish Star. The Star of David, known in Hebrew as the Shield of David or Magen David (Hebrew… …   Wikipedia

  • Star of David — Mogen David Mogen David, n. [Hebrew, shield of David.] A hexagram[1a], when used as the symbol of Judaism; called also {Magen David} and {Star of David}. It is included on the flag of the state of Israel Syn: Star of David, Magen David. [PJC] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Star of David — Magen David Magen David, n. [Hebrew, shield of David.] A hexagram[1a], when used as the symbol of Judaism; called also {Mogen David} and {Star of David}. It is included on the flag of Israel Syn: Star of David, Mogen David. [PJC] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Star of David — noun a six pointed star formed from two equilateral triangles; an emblem symbolizing Judaism (Freq. 2) • Syn: ↑Shield of David, ↑Magen David, ↑Mogen David, ↑Solomon s seal • Hypernyms: ↑emblem, ↑allegory …   Useful english dictionary

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