mecca

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

Definition of mecca

  1. :  a place regarded as a center for a specified group, activity, or interest a mecca for shoppers

Examples of mecca in a sentence

  1. The valley is a mecca for wine lovers.

  2. The town has become a mecca for tourists.

Origin and Etymology of mecca

Mecca, Saudi Arabia, a destination of pilgrims in the Islamic world


First Known Use: 1843


Mecca

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geographical name Mec·ca \ˈme-kə\
variants: or Arabic

Makkah

\ˈmä-kə\

Definition of Mecca

  1. holy city in western Saudi Arabia population 1,294,106 Mecca is the chief pilgrimage destination for Muslims and the capital of Hejaz.

Meccan

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MECCA Defined for English Language Learners

mecca

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

Definition of mecca for English Language Learners

  • 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


Mecca

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geographical name Mec·ca \ˈme-kə\

Definition of Mecca for English Language Learners

  • : city in Saudi Arabia


MECCA Defined for Kids

Mecca

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geographical name Mec·ca \ˈme-kə\

Definition of Mecca for Students

  1. city W Saudi Arabia containing the Great Mosque of Islam



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