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həˈvæn əHa·vana

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Havana, capital of Cuba, Cuban capitalnoun

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


  1. Havananoun

    The capital of Cuba.

  2. Havananoun

    A famous cigar produced in Cuba

Webster Dictionary

  1. Havanaadjective

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

  2. Havananoun

    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.

Military Dictionary and Gazetteer

  1. havana

    (Sp. Habana). The capital of the island of Cuba, on its north coast, at the mouth of the river Lagida. The harbor is one of the best in the world, being capable of holding 1000 ships with ease; but it has so narrow a channel that only one vessel can enter at a time. This channel is strongly fortified; the city is also surrounded with defensive works, all furnished with heavy artillery. Havana has been frequently attacked; it was captured in 1536 by a French pirate, and partially destroyed; it was subsequently taken, at different times, by the English, by the French, and by the buccaneers. In 1762 the British took possession of it, but restored it in 1763.

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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

Examples of Havana in a Sentence

  1. Marco Rubio:

    It is important for the United States to continue being a beacon of freedom for the Cuban people, i intend to work with my colleagues to block the administration’s efforts to pursue diplomatic relations with Cuba and name an ambassador to Havana until substantive progress is made on these important issues.

  2. Van Hollen:

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

  3. Vladimir Echazabal:

    There was only grass here when I came - a lot of farms in Havana are like this.

  4. Stephanie Meeks:

    This year's list is our most diverse ever, and reflects our commitment to recognizing and preserving all the facets of our diverse history, from the LGBTQ history of the Factory in California to the Cuban-American heritage of Miami's Little Havana to the civil rights legacy of the A.G. Gaston Motel in Birmingham, these sites tell American stories that have been overlooked for too long.

  5. Eric Peyre:

    Air France has 11 flights a week. Last week, they signed for 28 flights a week from France as from this November, 18 to Havana.

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    the part of the alimentary canal between the stomach and the anus
    • A. humility
    • B. nuisance
    • C. accident
    • D. bowel

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