Alexandria

geographical name
Al·​ex·​an·​dria | \ ˌa-lig-ˈzan-drē-ə How to pronounce Alexandria (audio) , ˌe-\

Definition of Alexandria

1 city in central Louisiana population 47,723
2 city in northern Virginia on the Potomac River south of Washington, D.C. population 139,966
3 city and port between Lake Mareotis and the Mediterranean Sea in northern Egypt population 3,170,000

Note: Alexandria was notable as the site of the greatest library of ancient times.

Other Words from Alexandria

Alexandrian \ ˌa-​lig-​ˈzan-​drē-​ən How to pronounce Alexandrian (audio) , ˌe-​ \ adjective or noun

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