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Star of David

n. pl. Stars of David or Star of Davids

Star of David

n
(Judaism) 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

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n.
a hexagram used as a symbol of Judaism. Also called Magen David, Shield of David.

Star of David

1. A symbol of Judaism and of Israel. It consists of two triangles which interlace to form a six-pointed star. In Hebrew it is called the shield of David.
2. A six-pointed star (hexagram) used in magic (especially black magic) and representing the balance between masculine and feminine.
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Noun1.Star of David - a six-pointed star formed from two equilateral trianglesStar of David - a six-pointed star formed from two equilateral triangles; an emblem symbolizing Judaism
allegory, emblem - a visible symbol representing an abstract idea
hexagram - a regular polygon formed by extending each of the sides of a regular hexagon to form two equilateral triangles
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Among them are 11 wooden cases for the Torah, Judaism's holy book, four censers bearing Hebrew inscriptions, a silver crown decorated with stars of David and a silver knife, it said.
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It took me two years working night and day to build,'' the Museum Man said about his homemade concentration camp, with soldiers looking down from towers at 600 Stars of David lined up in rows and surrounded by barbed wire.
At the front of an expansive field of white crosses and Stars of David, Patton's grave stands alone, as though still in command of the 5,076 war dead that rest at his feet--the only such case in an American military cemetery where an officer is separated from those he led.
Last November the same memorial was partly defaced with yellow Stars of David.