noun, mec·ca often capitalized \ˈme-kə\

Mecca : a city in Saudi Arabia that was the birthplace of Muhammad and is the holiest city of Islam

: a place that attracts many people

Full Definition of MECCA

:  a place regarded as a center for a specified group, activity, or interest <a mecca for shoppers>

Examples of MECCA

  1. The valley is a mecca for wine lovers.
  2. The town has become a mecca for tourists.

Origin of MECCA

Mecca, Saudi Arabia, a destination of pilgrims in the Islamic world
First Known Use: 1843

Rhymes with MECCA


geographical name Mec·ca \ˈme-kə\

Definition of MECCA

city Saudi Arabia of Hejaz pop 1,294,106
Mec·can \-kən\ adjective or noun

Variants of MECCA

Mec·ca or Arabic Mak·kah \ˈmä-kə\

Rhymes with MECCA

MECCA Defined for Kids


geographical name Mec·ca \ˈme-kə\

Definition of MECCA for Kids

city W Saudi Arabia containing the Great Mosque of Islam


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