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I look at the Star of David as a symbol of righteousness.
Amar'e Stoudemire

Meaning of "Star of David" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF STAR OF DAVID

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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF STAR OF DAVID

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Star of David is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES STAR OF DAVID MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Star of David

Star of David

The Star of David, known in Hebrew as the Shield of David or Magen David, is a generally recognized symbol of modern Jewish identity and Judaism. Its shape is that of a hexagram, the compound of two equilateral triangles. The Star of David is not and was never a uniquely Jewish symbol. During the 19th century the symbol began to proliferate amongst the Jewish communities of Eastern Europe, ultimately being used amongst the Jewish communities in the Pale of Settlement. A significant motivating factor was the desire to imitate the influence of the Christian cross. The earliest Jewish usage of the symbol was inherited from medieval Arabic literature by Kabbalists for use in talismanic protective amulets where it was known as a Seal of Solomon. The symbol was also used in Christian churches as a decorative motif many centuries before its first known use in a Jewish synagogue. Prior to the 19th century, official use in Jewish communities was generally known only in the region of today's Czech Republic, Austria and possibly parts of Southern Germany, having begun in medieval Prague.

Definition of Star of David in the English dictionary

The definition of Star of David in the dictionary is an emblem symbolizing Judaism and consisting of a six-pointed star formed by superimposing one inverted equilateral triangle upon another of equal size Also called: Magen David.

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE STAR OF DAVID

Star Chamber
star connection
star facet
star fruit
star grass
Star of Bethlehem
Star of Courage

WORDS THAT END LIKE STAR OF DAVID

Almoravid
avid
bovid
Camp David
cervid
corvid
David
fervid
gravid
kidvid
livid
Magen David
Mogen David
overvivid
Ovid
pavid
perfervid
Shield of David
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vivid

Synonyms and antonyms of Star of David in the English dictionary of synonyms

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Translation of «Star of David» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF STAR OF DAVID

Find out the translation of Star of David to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of Star of David from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «Star of David» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

大卫之星
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

Estrella de David
570 millions of speakers

English

Star of David
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

दाऊद के स्टार
380 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Arabic

نجمة داود
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

Звезда Давида
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

Estrela de David
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

ডেভিড তারকা
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

Étoile de David
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Bintang Daud
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Star of David
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

ダビデの星
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

다윗의 별
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Bintang Daud
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

Ngôi sao của David
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

டேவிட் ஸ்டார்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

डेव्हिडचा तारा
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

David´in yıldızı
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

Stella di Davide
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

Gwiazda Dawida
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

Зірка Давида
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

Steaua lui David
30 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Greek

Αστέρι του Δαβίδ
15 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Afrikaans

Ster van Dawid
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

Davidsstjärna
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

Star of David
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of Star of David

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «STAR OF DAVID»

The term «Star of David» is regularly used and occupies the 73.498 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «STAR OF DAVID» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about Star of David

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QUOTES WITH «STAR OF DAVID»

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Amar'e Stoudemire
I look at the Star of David as a symbol of righteousness.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «STAR OF DAVID»

Discover the use of Star of David in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to Star of David and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Number the Stars
As the German troops begin their campaign to "relocate" all the Jews of Denmark, Annemarie Johansen’s family takes in Annemarie’s best friend, Ellen Rosen, and conceals her as part of the family.
Lois Lowry, 1989
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Cross on the Star of David: The Christian World in Israel's ...
Cross on the Star of David presents the first scholarly analysis, based on newly declassified documents, of Israeli policymaking on this issue.
Uri Bialer, 2005
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The Six Point Star of David Spelled and Symbolize Haile ...
"The Jamaican and Ethiopian people are blood brothers and have had relationship going back a very long time, as well as others who had African blood supporting the Ethiopian Liberation Movement.
Alfredo Johnson, 2012
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The Star of David: An Ancient Symbol of Integration
Bibliographical footnotes.
Asher Eder, 1987
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David's Star
But none of them realize what they're about to get themselves into. Jerusalem, Israel To unravel the mystery of David's Star, Dani and his parents travel to Tel Aviv, Israel.
Dean Zahav, 2011
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The Star of David
The Shield of David is the graphing of points (3x,6y) being (1a); (6x,9y) being (2a); (9x,3y) being (3a); then it is (6x,3y) being (1b); (3x,9y) being (2b); and (9x,6y) being (3b).
J. Judy, 2009
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Visual Culture and the Holocaust
Burgin, a Haverford philosophy major and Reform Jew who is familiar with the scriptures, nevertheless practices body modification, sporting a Star of David tattoo and brand on his arm created by tattoo artist Raelyn Gallina in 1995 (figure 1).
Barbie Zelizer, 2001
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Decoding The Lost Symbol: The Unauthorized Expert Guide to ...
In an apparent eureka moment, Katherine Solomon realizes that the motto Jeova sanctus unus—“one true God”—was summed up in the sacred symbol of the Hebrews: the Seal of Solomon, also known as the Star of David. As she excitedly  ...
Simon Cox, 2009
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Discovering Stained Glass in Detroit
The Star of David denotes that Christians look at Bethlehem as the City of David and the birthplace of Christ. The flames in the window represent the Holy Spirit and symbolize Pentecost and the birth of the Church. According to tradition Mary,  ...
Nola Huse Tutag, 1987
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More Stage Dialects
And on the Jewish side you see they had the Menorahs, they had the praying hand, you know, they, they — the candelabras, or they have a Star of David. You see, a Star of David is not religion, it's not a cross, you know — with the Star of ...
Jerry Blunt, 1980

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «STAR OF DAVID»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term Star of David is used in the context of the following news items.
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Greek town wants Star of David off Holocaust memorial
Jewish groups were infuriated by a Greek town's demand that the Star of David to be removed from a new Holocaust memorial or they will not permit its display. «The Times of Israel, May 15»
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Michael Douglas's confrontation with man who abused his son for …
Targeted: Douglas wrote that his son Dylan was harassed at a hotel pool by a man who saw him wearing a Star of David necklace. The father and son pictured ... «Daily Mail, Mar 15»
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Chelsea Handler Touts Middle East Peace, Goes Topless and …
... has been baring her breasts all over the world, posted an Instagram of herself riding a camel in Israel completely topless aside from two Star of David pasties. «Us Magazine, Jan 15»
4
French Homeless Forced to Wear “Yellow Triangles”, Reminiscent of …
French Homeless Forced to Wear “Yellow Triangles”, Reminiscent of Nazi-Era “Star of David”. The city of Marseille has been blasted for using Nazi-era tactics to ... «Center for Research on Globalization, Dec 14»
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Assailants deface Temple Mount with Star of David equating swastika
Unknown assailants spray-painted an anti-Semitic image equating a Star of David to a swastika at the Temple Mount, passersby discovered Sunday morning. «Jerusalem Post, Oct 14»
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'Irreplaceable' Star of David stolen from student as he slept, police say
The student's Star of David that was snatched had survived the Holocaust, according to the report. "The worth of such a pendant goes far beyond dollars and ... «WISC Madison, Oct 14»
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'Star Of David' Molecule Created After Decades Of Effort
"Previously, chemists had tried to cyclize linear arrays of twisted molecules to try and make Star of David molecules," Prof. David A. Leigh, chairman of chemistry ... «Huffington Post, Sep 14»
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Zara discontinues striped pyjamas with Star of David, apologizes for …
The t-shirt “has been taken out of circulation due to the potential similarity with the Star of David that has been used as a yellow star patch,” the retailer said ... «National Post, Aug 14»
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Swedish Jewish Woman Savagely Beaten for Wearing Star of David
A Swedish Jewish woman was brutally beaten by a Muslim gang after she was spotted wearing a Star of David necklace. Anna Sjogren was attacked last ... «Arutz Sheva, Aug 14»
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Pro-swastika group flies offensive symbol over New York in bid to …
Pro-swastika sentiment is one branch of the Raelian Movement, a religious group whose symbol is a swastika inside the Star of David, and who believes ... «The Independent, Jul 14»

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