HyperDic: mecca

English > 2 senses of the word Mecca / mecca:
NOUNlocationMeccajoint capital (with Riyadh) of Saudi Arabia
locationmeccaa place that attracts many visitors
Mecca / mecca > pronunciation
Soundsmeh'kah
RhymesAfrica ... yucca: 76 rhymes with kah...
English > Mecca: 2 senses > noun 1, location
Meaningjoint capital (with Riyadh) of Saudi Arabia; located in western Saudi Arabia; as the birthplace of Muhammad it is the holiest city of Islam / Islam.
Instance ofRiyadh, capital of Saudi Arabiajoint capital (with Mecca) of Saudi Arabia located in the central oasis
Part ofHejaz, Hedjaz, HijazA coastal region of the western Arabian Peninsula bordering on the Red Sea
Saudi Arabia, Kingdom of Saudi ArabiaAn absolute monarchy occupying most of the Arabian Peninsula in southwest Asia
PartsKaaba, Caaba(Islam) a black stone building in Mecca that is shaped like a cube and that is the most sacred Muslim pilgrim shrine
SpanishLa Meca, Makkah, Meca
English > mecca: 2 senses > noun 2, location
MeaningA place that attracts many visitors.
Example"New York is a mecca for young artists"
Broadertopographic point, place, spotA point located with respect to surface features of some region

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