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məˈlæk ə, -ˈlɑ kəMalac·ca

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. malaccanoun

    stem of the rattan palm used for making canes and umbrella handles

  2. malacca, malacca canenoun

    a cane made from the stem of a rattan palm


  1. Malaccanoun

    State in western Malaysia.

    Etymology: Malay Melaka, probably after melaka, a kind of tree that grows in the region.

  2. Malaccanoun

    Capital of Malacca state.

    Etymology: Malay Melaka, probably after melaka, a kind of tree that grows in the region.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Malaccanoun

    a town and district upon the seacoast of the Malay Peninsula


  1. Malacca

    Malacca is the third smallest Malaysian state after Perlis and Penang. It is located in the southern region of the Malay Peninsula, next to the Straits of Malacca. It borders Negeri Sembilan to the north and Johor to the south. The capital is Malacca City, which is 148 km south east of Malaysia's capital city Kuala Lumpur, 235 km north west to Johor's largest city Johor Bahru, and 95 km north west to Johor's second largest city, Batu Pahat. This historical city centre has been listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 7 July 2008. Although it was the location of one of the earliest Malay sultanates, the monarchy was abolished when the Portuguese conquered it in 1511. The head of state is the Yang di-Pertua Negeri or Governor, rather than a Sultan.

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Malacca

    is a name given to the whole Malay Peninsula, that remarkable tongue of land 44 to 210 m. wide, stretching 800 m. SE. from Burma between the Strait of Malacca and the Gulf of Siam; mountain ranges 7000 ft. high from the backbone; along the coast are deep mangrove swamps; the plains between yield rice, sugar-cane, cotton, and tobacco; there are forests of teak, camphor, ebony, and sandal-wood, and the richest tin mines in the world; the climate is unhealthy; the northern portion is Siamese, the southern constitutes the British Straits Settlements, of which one, on the W. coast, is specifically called Malacca (92); it exports tin and tapioca; the capital, Malacca (20), 120 m. NW. of Singapore, was the scene of Francis Xavier's labours.

Military Dictionary and Gazetteer

  1. malacca

    A British settlement situated on the west coast of the Malay Peninsula, about 100 miles northwest from the settlement of Singapore. This district was annexed to the Portuguese dominions about 1511, taken by the Dutch in 1640, and given by the Dutch to the English in 1825.

  2. malacca

    The capital of the above country, is situated on the coast, upon the strait which bears its name. In 1507 this town was visited by the Portuguese, and afterwards stormed by them. It was subsequently taken by the Dutch, who retained possession of it till 1795, when it was occupied by a British force.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Malacca in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Malacca in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Examples of Malacca in a Sentence

  1. Collin Koh:

    We will see the Indian Ocean grow in importance, too, particularly around traditional chokeholds, such as the approaches to the Malacca Straits and the Nicobar islands, so an improved U.S. relationship with the major submarine player in the area, India, is very significant.

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