wailing wall

wailing wall
noun Date: 1890 1. capitalized a surviving section of the wall which in ancient times formed a part of the enclosure of Herod's temple near the Holy of Holies and at which Jews traditionally gather for prayer and religious lament 2. a source of comfort and consolation in misfortune

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Wailing Wall — the Wailing Wall a high stone wall in Jerusalem where Jews go to pray. It is the only remaining part of the ancient Temple of Jerusalem, which was destroyed in AD70 …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • Wailing Wall — n. 〚name applied by non Jews, suggested by the passionate praying heard there〛 WESTERN WALL * * * …   Universalium

  • Wailing Wall — n. [name applied by non Jews, suggested by the passionate praying heard there] WESTERN WALL …   English World dictionary

  • Wailing Wall — /ˈweɪlɪŋ wɔl/ (say wayling wawl) noun a wall in Jerusalem where Jews assemble on certain occasions for prayers and lamentation. It is reputedly the remains of part of the temple built by Herod. Also, Wailing Wall of the Jews …   Australian English dictionary

  • Wailing Wall —    This term refers to the Western Wall of the foundation on which Solomon s Temple and later Herod s Temple were built. Praying at the Wailing Wall is a centuries old Jewish custom …   Glossary of theological terms

  • Wailing Wall — wall located in the Old City of Jerusalem which is holy to Jews, western wall, remaining outer wall of the Temple s court yard …   English contemporary dictionary

  • Wailing Wall — Wail′ing Wall′ n. jud Western Wall …   From formal English to slang

  • Wailing Wall — noun a wall in Jerusalem; sacred to Jews as a place of prayer and lamentation; its stones are believed to have formed part of the Temple of Solomon • Instance Hypernyms: ↑wall • Part Holonyms: ↑Jerusalem, ↑capital of Israel …   Useful english dictionary

  • Wailing Wall. — See Western Wall. * * * …   Universalium

  • Wailing Wall —    See Western Wall …   Historical Dictionary of Israel

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