What does Alexandria mean?

Definitions for Alexandria
ˌæl ɪgˈzæn dri ə, -ˈzɑn-Alexan·dri·a

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Alexandrianoun

    a town in Louisiana on the Red River

  2. Alexandria, El Iskandriyahnoun

    the chief port of Egypt; located on the western edge of the Nile delta on the Mediterranean Sea; founded by Alexander the Great; the capital of ancient Egypt

Wiktionary

  1. Alexandrianoun

    A number of cities bearing the same name, including Alexandria, Virginia, USA.

  2. Alexandrianoun

    A city and port in Egypt.

    Etymology: From Latin Alexandrīa, Alexandrēa, itself a borrowing from Ancient Greek Ἀλεξάνδρεια ( Alexándreia ) , a city in Egypt bearing the name of its founder Ἀλέξανδρος ( Aléxandros ) (Alexander the Great).

  3. Alexandrianoun

    A census-designated place in Calhoun County, Alabama, United States.

    Etymology: From Latin Alexandrīa, Alexandrēa, itself a borrowing from Ancient Greek Ἀλεξάνδρεια ( Alexándreia ) , a city in Egypt bearing the name of its founder Ἀλέξανδρος ( Aléxandros ) (Alexander the Great).

  4. Alexandrianoun

    A city in Monroe Township, Madison County, Indiana, United States.

    Etymology: From Latin Alexandrīa, Alexandrēa, itself a borrowing from Ancient Greek Ἀλεξάνδρεια ( Alexándreia ) , a city in Egypt bearing the name of its founder Ἀλέξανδρος ( Aléxandros ) (Alexander the Great).

  5. Alexandrianoun

    A city in Kentucky, United States and one of the two county seats of Campbell County.

    Etymology: From Latin Alexandrīa, Alexandrēa, itself a borrowing from Ancient Greek Ἀλεξάνδρεια ( Alexándreia ) , a city in Egypt bearing the name of its founder Ἀλέξανδρος ( Aléxandros ) (Alexander the Great).

  6. Alexandrianoun

    A city, the parish seat of Rapides Parish, Louisiana, United States.

    Etymology: From Latin Alexandrīa, Alexandrēa, itself a borrowing from Ancient Greek Ἀλεξάνδρεια ( Alexándreia ) , a city in Egypt bearing the name of its founder Ἀλέξανδρος ( Aléxandros ) (Alexander the Great).

  7. Alexandrianoun

    A city, the county seat of Douglas County, Minnesota, United States.

    Etymology: From Latin Alexandrīa, Alexandrēa, itself a borrowing from Ancient Greek Ἀλεξάνδρεια ( Alexándreia ) , a city in Egypt bearing the name of its founder Ἀλέξανδρος ( Aléxandros ) (Alexander the Great).

  8. Alexandrianoun

    A city in Clark County, Missouri, United States.

    Etymology: From Latin Alexandrīa, Alexandrēa, itself a borrowing from Ancient Greek Ἀλεξάνδρεια ( Alexándreia ) , a city in Egypt bearing the name of its founder Ἀλέξανδρος ( Aléxandros ) (Alexander the Great).

  9. Alexandrianoun

    A village in Thayer County, Nebraska, United States.

    Etymology: From Latin Alexandrīa, Alexandrēa, itself a borrowing from Ancient Greek Ἀλεξάνδρεια ( Alexándreia ) , a city in Egypt bearing the name of its founder Ἀλέξανδρος ( Aléxandros ) (Alexander the Great).

  10. Alexandrianoun

    A town in Grafton County, New Hampshire, United States.

    Etymology: From Latin Alexandrīa, Alexandrēa, itself a borrowing from Ancient Greek Ἀλεξάνδρεια ( Alexándreia ) , a city in Egypt bearing the name of its founder Ἀλέξανδρος ( Aléxandros ) (Alexander the Great).

  11. Alexandrianoun

    A town in Jefferson County, New York, United States.

    Etymology: From Latin Alexandrīa, Alexandrēa, itself a borrowing from Ancient Greek Ἀλεξάνδρεια ( Alexándreia ) , a city in Egypt bearing the name of its founder Ἀλέξανδρος ( Aléxandros ) (Alexander the Great).

  12. Alexandrianoun

    A village in Licking County, Ohio, United States.

    Etymology: From Latin Alexandrīa, Alexandrēa, itself a borrowing from Ancient Greek Ἀλεξάνδρεια ( Alexándreia ) , a city in Egypt bearing the name of its founder Ἀλέξανδρος ( Aléxandros ) (Alexander the Great).

  13. Alexandrianoun

    An unincorporated community in Scioto County, Ohio, United States.

    Etymology: From Latin Alexandrīa, Alexandrēa, itself a borrowing from Ancient Greek Ἀλεξάνδρεια ( Alexándreia ) , a city in Egypt bearing the name of its founder Ἀλέξανδρος ( Aléxandros ) (Alexander the Great).

  14. Alexandrianoun

    A borough of Huntingdon County, Pennsylvania, United States.

    Etymology: From Latin Alexandrīa, Alexandrēa, itself a borrowing from Ancient Greek Ἀλεξάνδρεια ( Alexándreia ) , a city in Egypt bearing the name of its founder Ἀλέξανδρος ( Aléxandros ) (Alexander the Great).

  15. Alexandrianoun

    A town in DeKalb County, Tennessee, United States.

    Etymology: From Latin Alexandrīa, Alexandrēa, itself a borrowing from Ancient Greek Ἀλεξάνδρεια ( Alexándreia ) , a city in Egypt bearing the name of its founder Ἀλέξανδρος ( Aléxandros ) (Alexander the Great).

  16. Alexandrianoun

    An independent city in Virginia, United States.

    Etymology: From Latin Alexandrīa, Alexandrēa, itself a borrowing from Ancient Greek Ἀλεξάνδρεια ( Alexándreia ) , a city in Egypt bearing the name of its founder Ἀλέξανδρος ( Aléxandros ) (Alexander the Great).

  17. Alexandrianoun

    A city in Hanson County, South Dakota, United States.

    Etymology: From Latin Alexandrīa, Alexandrēa, itself a borrowing from Ancient Greek Ἀλεξάνδρεια ( Alexándreia ) , a city in Egypt bearing the name of its founder Ἀλέξανδρος ( Aléxandros ) (Alexander the Great).

  18. Alexandrianoun

    A former town in United Counties of Stormont, Dundas and Glengarry, Ontario, Canada; now a part of the township of North Glengarry

    Etymology: From Latin Alexandrīa, Alexandrēa, itself a borrowing from Ancient Greek Ἀλεξάνδρεια ( Alexándreia ) , a city in Egypt bearing the name of its founder Ἀλέξανδρος ( Aléxandros ) (Alexander the Great).

  19. Alexandrianoun

    A ghost town in British Columbia, Canada.

    Etymology: From Latin Alexandrīa, Alexandrēa, itself a borrowing from Ancient Greek Ἀλεξάνδρεια ( Alexándreia ) , a city in Egypt bearing the name of its founder Ἀλέξανδρος ( Aléxandros ) (Alexander the Great).

  20. Alexandrianoun

    A town in Sarah Baartman District Municipality, Eastern Cape, South Africa

    Etymology: From Latin Alexandrīa, Alexandrēa, itself a borrowing from Ancient Greek Ἀλεξάνδρεια ( Alexándreia ) , a city in Egypt bearing the name of its founder Ἀλέξανδρος ( Aléxandros ) (Alexander the Great).

  21. Alexandrianoun

    A town in Ehlanzeni District Municipality, Mpumalanga, South Africa

    Etymology: From Latin Alexandrīa, Alexandrēa, itself a borrowing from Ancient Greek Ἀλεξάνδρεια ( Alexándreia ) , a city in Egypt bearing the name of its founder Ἀλέξανδρος ( Aléxandros ) (Alexander the Great).

  22. Alexandrianoun

    A female given name from Ancient Greek.

    Etymology: From Latin Alexandrīa, Alexandrēa, itself a borrowing from Ancient Greek Ἀλεξάνδρεια ( Alexándreia ) , a city in Egypt bearing the name of its founder Ἀλέξανδρος ( Aléxandros ) (Alexander the Great).

Freebase

  1. Alexandria

    Alexandria is the second largest city in Egypt, with a population of 4.1 million, extending about 32 km along the coast of the Mediterranean Sea in the north central part of the country. It is also the largest city lying directly on the Mediterranean coast. Alexandria is Egypt's largest seaport, serving approximately 80% of Egypt's imports and exports. It is an important industrial center because of its natural gas and oil pipelines from Suez. Alexandria is also an important tourist resort. Alexandria was founded around a small pharaonic town c. 331 BC by Alexander the Great. It became an important centre of the Hellenistic civilization and remained the capital of Hellenistic and Roman & Byzantine Egypt for almost one thousand years until the Muslim conquest of Egypt in AD 641, when a new capital was founded at Fustat. Hellenistic Alexandria was best known for the Lighthouse of Alexandria, one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World; its Great Library; and the Necropolis, one of the Seven Wonders of the Middle Ages. Ongoing maritime archaeology in the harbor of Alexandria, which began in 1994, is revealing details of Alexandria both before the arrival of Alexander, when a city named Rhacotis existed there, and during the Ptolemaic dynasty.

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Alexandria

    a town on the Potomac, 7 m. S. of Washington, accessible to vessels of the largest size; also a thriving town (7) on the river Leven, 3 m. N. of Dumbarton. Alexandrian Codex

Military Dictionary and Gazetteer

  1. alexandria

    A port in Egypt, where, on March 21, 1801, the French army destined by Napoleon Bonaparte to conquer Egypt, and afterwards proceed to India with hostile designs, was routed by the British under Sir Ralph Abercromby. The town capitulated to Hutchinson on September 2, 1801; and surrendered upon a subsequent occasion to Gen. Fraser, on March 20, 1807.

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Etymology and Origins

  1. Alexandria

    The city founded by Alexander the Great, B.C. 332.

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Alexandria in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Alexandria in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of Alexandria in a Sentence

  1. Waleed Shahid:

    I think many progressives were kind of confused and getting mixed signals from Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez on Medicare for All, that was a big moment for her to come out, pretty full-throated, for what's in the Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders ' and( Washington state Rep. Pramila) Jayapal bills, which is a single-payer system.

  2. Marjorie Taylor:

    We're going to go see, we're going to visit, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. Crazy eyes. Crazy eyes. Nutty. Cortez.

  3. Herman Boone:

    We thought it was a joke, but it ended up to be better for Alexandria than Brown vs. Board, we were as different as night and day. But he and I found a way to talk to each other and trust each other. In the end, he was the best friend I ever had.

  4. Benji Backer:

    He started to say that climate change is real, which is a huge difference from where he's been before, people on both sides say I'm a wolf in sheep's clothing. But if he changed his tune and said tomorrow,' I want a big climate change policy,' I will work with anybody, whether Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez or President Trump's Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez or Donald Trump.

  5. Brian Stelter:

    Fox has journalists like Bret Baier who do a good job, but every night in primetime, Democrats are demonized. They are attacked relentlessly by Fox News prime time hosts. It was always hard for me to imagine a Democratic primary debate taking place in those hours when figures like Nancy Pelosi and Alexandria Ocasio- Cortez are constantly demonized and attacked.

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