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Synagoguen. [F., from L. synagoga, Gr. a bringing together, an assembly, a synagogue, fr. to bring together; sy`n with + to lead. See Syn-, and Agent.].
  •  A congregation or assembly of Jews met for the purpose of worship, or the performance of religious rites.  [1913 Webster]
  •  The building or place appropriated to the religious worship of the Jews.  [1913 Webster]
  •  The council of, probably, 120 members among the Jews, first appointed after the return from the Babylonish captivity; -- called also the Great Synagogue, and sometimes, though erroneously, the Sanhedrin.  [1913 Webster]
  •  A congregation in the early Christian church.  [1913 Webster]
    "My brethren, . . . if there come into your synagogue a man with a gold ring."  [1913 Webster]
  •  Any assembly of men.  Milton.  [1913 Webster]


Synagogue, n.
1 the building where a Jewish assembly or congregation meets for religious observance and instruction.
2 the assembly itself.

synagogal adj. synagogical adj.
ME f. OF sinagoge f. LL synagoga f. Gk sunagoge meeting (as SYN-, ago bring)




N temple, place of worship, house of God, house of prayer, temple, cathedral, minster, church, kirk, chapel, meetinghouse, bethel, tabernacle, conventicle, basilica, fane, holy place, chantry, oratory, synagogue, mosque, marabout, pantheon, pagoda, joss house, dogobah, tope, kiosk, kiack, masjid, parsonage, rectory, vicarage, manse, deanery, glebe, Vatican, bishop's palace, Lambeth, altar, shrine, sanctuary, Holy of Holies, sanctum sanctorum, sacristy, sacrarium, communion table, holy table, Lord's table, table of the Lord, pyx, baptistery, font, piscina, stoup, aumbry, sedile, reredos, rood loft, rood screen, chancel, quire, choir, nave, aisle, transept, vestry, crypt, golgotha, calvary, Easter sepulcher, stall, pew, pulpit, ambo, lectern, reading desk, confessional, prothesis, credence, baldachin, baldacchino, apse, belfry, chapter house, presbytery, anxious-bench, anxious-seat, diaconicum, jube, mourner's bench, mourner's seat, cloisters, churchyard, monastery, priory, abbey, friary, convent, nunnery, cloister, claustral, cloistered, monastic, monasterial, conventual, ne vile fano, there's nothing ill can dwell in such a temple.

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