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Makkah

Definition:

joint capital (with Riyadh) of Saudi Arabia; located in western Saudi Arabia; as the birthplace of Muhammad it's the holiest city of Islam

Class:

location noun (spatial position)

Original source:

Princeton WordNet

Example:

Kaaba

Synonyms:

Makah [Arabic] | Mecca

Etymology:

Clallam (Salishan language of the northern Olympic Peninsula) màq̓áʔa
(Source: Merriam-Webster)  [more]

Definition references  (+images)

Wikipedia:

Mecca | Makkah
(Coordinates: 21.41667°N 39.81667°E)

a city in the Hejaz and the capital of Makkah Province in Saudi Arabia. The city is located 70 km inland from Jeddah in a narrow valley at a height of 277 m above sea level. Its resident population in 2012 was roughly 2 million, although visitors more ... (48 of 8890 words, pronunciations, 15 images)

en​.wikipedia​.org​/wiki​/Mecca

Britannica Encyclopedia:

Mecca [Saudi Arabia] | Makkah [Arabic] | Bakkah [archaic] | Macoraba [archaic]

city, western Saudi Arabia, located in the Ṣirāt Mountains, inland from the Red Sea coast. It's the holiest of Muslim cities. Muhammad, the founder of ... (25 of 1000 words, 5 images)

www​.britannica​.com​/E​Bchecked​/topic​/371782​/Mecca

Columbia Encyclopedia:

Mecca | Makkah | Zamzam

city (1993 population: 966,381), capital of the Hejaz, western Saudi Arabia. The birthplace about 570 AD of Muhammad the Prophet, it's the holiest ... (23 of 414 words, pronunciations)

www​.infoplease​.com​/ce​6​/world​/A​0832430​.html

Collins Dictionary:

Makkah | Makah | Mecca [transliteration of the Arabic]

transliteration of the Arabic name for "Mecca" (7 of 176 words, pronunciations)

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/makkah

Oxford Dictionary:

Mecca | a Mecca | Makkah [Arabic, sense-specific] | Meccan [derived]

a city in western Saudi Arabia, an oasis town in the Red Sea region of ... | (as noun "a Mecca") : a place which attracts people of a particular group ... (30 of 162 words, 2 definitions, 1 usage example, pronunciation)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/Mecca

Merriam-Webster:

mecca | Mecca | axis [synonym] | base [synonym] | capital [synonym] | central [synonym] | core [synonym] | cynosure [synonym] | epicenter [synonym] | ...

a place regarded as a center for a specified group, activity, or interest (13 of 120 words, 1 usage example, pronunciation)

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/mecca

Wiktionary:

Mecca | Meccas [plural] | Makkah [sense-specific] | Makkah al-Mukkaramah [sense-specific]

A city in Saudi Arabia, the holiest place in Islam, location of the sacred Ka'ba, and to which Muslims are required to make a hajj at least once in their lifetime. | [figurative] Any place considered to be a very important place to visit by people with... (46 of 69 words, 2 definitions, 2 usage examples)

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/Mecca

Random House Dictionary:

Mecca | Makkah [sense-specific] | Mekka [sense-specific]

a city in and the capital of Hejaz, in western Saudi Arabia: birthplace of Muhammad; spiritual center of Islam. Population: 366,801. | "Mecca" or ... (23 of 48 words, 2 definitions, 1 usage example, pronunciation)

dictionary​.infoplease​.com​/mecca

American Heritage Dictionary:

mecca | Mecca | Meccan [adjective, noun, related]

A place that is regarded as the center of an activity or interest. | A goal to which adherents of a religious faith or practice fervently aspire. | A ... (27 of 93 words, 4 definitions, 1 usage example, pronunciations)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/mecca

New World Dictionary:

Mecca | Meccan [adjective, noun, related]

any place visited by many people | any place that one yearns to go to | any goal that one is seeking to achieve | city in western Saudi Arabia, near ... (28 of 56 words, 4 definitions, pronunciation)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/mecca

Mecca | Meccan [adjective, noun, related]

any place visited by many people | any place that one yearns to go to | any goal that one is seeking to achieve (22 of 30 words, 3 definitions, pronunciation)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/meccan

Macmillan British Dictionary:

Mecca

a holy city in Saudi Arabia where the prophet Mohammed was born. Muslims face Mecca when they pray and try to visit there once in their lives. (27 of 50 words, pronunciation)

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/Mecca

Cambridge Dictionary:

Mecca [entry 1]

the holy city of Islam, which is in Saudi Arabia (10 of 15 words, pronunciation)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/mecca 1

Encarta Dictionary:

Mecca

city in western Saudi Arabia, the birthplace of Muhammad. It's considered by Muslims the most sacred of the holy cities of Islam. Population: ... (23 of 32 words, pronunciation)

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861628933​/definition​.html  [offline]

Etymology reference

Merriam-Webster:

Makah | Makahs [plural]

First use: 1855

Origin: Clallam (Salishan language of the northern Olympic Peninsula) màq̓áʔa

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/makah

Audio references

Collins Dictionary:

Makah | Makkah

Audio: British English pronunciation of "Makah"

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/makah

the Free Dictionary:

Makah

Audio 1: British English pronunciation of "Makah"

Audio 2: North American English pronunciation of "Makah" by speech synthesizer

www​.thefreedictionary​.com​/Makah

Merriam-Webster Pronunciation:

Makah

Audio: North American pronunciation of "Makah"

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/audio​.php file=makah​01​v word=Makah

YourDictionary Audio:

Makah

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "Makah" by speech synthesizer

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/makah

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