What does Havana mean?

Definitions for Havanahəˈvæn ə

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Havana, capital of Cuba, Cuban capital(noun)

    the capital and largest city of Cuba; located in western Cuba; one of the oldest cities in the Americas


  1. Havana(ProperNoun)

    The capital of Cuba.

  2. Havana(ProperNoun)

    A famous cigar produced in Cuba

Webster Dictionary

  1. Havana(adj)

    of or pertaining to Havana, the capital of the island of Cuba; as, an Havana cigar

  2. Havana(noun)

    an Havana cigar


  1. Havana

    Havana is the capital city, province, major port, and leading commercial centre of Cuba. The city proper has a population of 2.1 million inhabitants, and it spans a total of 728.26 km² − making it the largest city by area, the most populous city, and the third largest metropolitan area in the Caribbean region. The city extends mostly westward and southward from the bay, which is entered through a narrow inlet and which divides into three main harbours: Marimelena, Guanabacoa and Atarés. The sluggish Almendares River traverses the city from south to north, entering the Straits of Florida a few miles west of the bay. Havana was founded by the Spanish in the 16th century and due to its strategic location it served as a springboard for the Spanish conquest of the continent becoming a stopping point for the treasure laden Spanish Galleons on the crossing between the New World and the Old World. King Philip II of Spain granted Havana the title of City in 1592. Walls as well as forts were built to protect the old city. The sinking of the U.S. battleship Maine in Havana's harbor in 1898 was the immediate cause of the Spanish-American War.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Havana

    ha-van′a, n. a fine quality of cigar, named from Havana, the capital of Cuba, fondly supposed to be made there.—Also Havann′a(h).

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Havana

    fortified capital of the island of Cuba, in the West Indies; has a spacious and securely sheltered harbour, an old Spanish cathedral, a university, botanical garden, and several fine theatres; the town is ill laid out, badly drained, and subject to yellow fever; the staple industries are the raising of tobacco and sugar, and the manufacture of cigars.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Havana in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Havana in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Van Hollen:

    We were only on the ground (in Havana) for about 30 minutes.

  2. Milly Diaz:

    We are anticipating an influx of foreign buyers as the smart money sees Cuba and Havana as a market with huge potential upside.

  3. Juan Manuel:

    We need to abandon our weapons, the violence and end this armed conflict, That is why I hope this impasse that has appeared in the Havana negotiations will be resolved soon.

  4. Renier Vichot:

    There's no doubt that there will be a challenge for people in the non-state sector as more frequent visits from the Americans will require better service, a new era is starting with a future greatly influenced by North Americans landing in Havana. We've got to do better.

  5. Rick Wilson:

    To put the referenced e-mail correspondence into context, the dispute surrounding Havana Club rum has been going on for more than 20 years, then-Gov. Bush was responding to inquiries by Mr. Rodriguez and Bacardi to determine what was taking so long in what Bacardi believed to be rather routine measures after the company purchased the legitimate global rights to the Havana Club trademark from the creators and original owners, Jose Arechabala S.A. and the Arechabala family.

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