What does Alexandria mean?

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ˌæl ɪgˈzæn dri ə, -ˈzɑn-Alexan·dria

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Alexandria(noun)

    a town in Louisiana on the Red River

  2. Alexandria, El Iskandriyah(noun)

    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


  1. Alexandria(ProperNoun)

    A city and port in Egypt.

  2. Alexandria(ProperNoun)

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

  3. Alexandria(ProperNoun)



  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

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Etymology and Origins

  1. Alexandria

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

How to pronounce Alexandria?

  1. Alex
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  1. alexandria


  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. Josh Blaylock:

    There's just something about Alexandria that resonates with so many people.

  2. Toni Loeffler of Wichita:

    I think people are just excited to see her win at this time and she was able to beat down someone who --- I mean Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez had been in Congress for how long ?

  3. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez:

    With allies like Alexandria and James in the Congress, we are going to pass a Medicare-for-all, single-payer program, and please understand that this idea of Medicare for all – this is not a radical idea.

  4. Scott Starrett:

    We needed to communicate that Alexandria was not of the establishment, she was running against the establishment with new ideas and a fresh perspective, so a fresh color palette went hand-in-hand with that.

  5. Zahraa Awad:

    I remember all the names, they represented the cosmopolitan atmospheres of Alexandria, and in the evening when there's not much cars, you can always hear the piano coming out of the music school of the Conservatoire.

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