What does Mecca mean?

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ˈmɛk əMec·ca

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Mecca(noun)

    joint capital (with Riyadh) of Saudi Arabia; located in western Saudi Arabia; as the birthplace of Muhammad it is the holiest city of Islam

  2. mecca(noun)

    a place that attracts many visitors

    "New York is a mecca for young artists"


  1. Mecca(Noun)

    Any place considered to be a very important place to visit by people with a particular interest.

  2. Mecca(ProperNoun)

    A city in Saudi Arabia, the holiest place in Islam, location of the sacred Ka'ba, and to which Muslims are required to make a hajj at least once in their lifetime.


  1. Mecca

    Mecca, also transliterated as Makkah, is a city in the Hejaz and the capital of Makkah Province in Saudi Arabia. The city is located 70 km inland from Jeddah in a narrow valley at a height of 277 m above sea level. Its resident population in 2012 was roughly 2 million, although visitors more than triple this number every year during Hajj period held in the twelfth Muslim lunar month of Dhu al-Hijjah. As the birthplace of Muhammad and a site of the Muhammad's first revelation of the Quran, Mecca is regarded as the holiest city in the religion of Islam and a pilgrimage to it known as the Hajj is obligatory for all able Muslims. Mecca is home to the Kaaba, by majority description Islam's holiest site, as well as being the center of the Islamic universe. Mecca was long ruled by Muhammad's descendants, the sharifs, acting either as independent rulers or as vassals to larger polities. It was absorbed into Saudi Arabia in 1925. In its modern period, Mecca has seen tremendous expansion in size and infrastructure, home to structures such as the Abraj Al Bait, also known as the Makkah Royal Clock Tower Hotel, the world's second tallest building and the building with the largest amount of floor area. Due to this expansion, Mecca has lost some historical structures and archaeological sites, such as the Ajyad Fortress. Today, more than 15 million Muslims visit Mecca annually, including several million during the few days of the Hajj. As a result, Mecca has become one of the most cosmopolitan and diverse cities in the Muslim world, arguably the whole world over, despite the fact that non-Muslims are prohibited from entering the city.

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Mecca

    the birthplace of Mahomet, the Holy City and Keblah of the Moslems, the capital of Hedjaz and the true capital of Arabia; in the midst of sandy valleys, and 60 m. distant from Jeddah, its port; a city to which every true Mussulman must make a pilgrimage once in his life; has a population which varies from 30,000 to 60,000. See Caaba.

Military Dictionary and Gazetteer

  1. mecca

    A city of Arabia, capital of the province of Hejaz, and of the district Belud-el-Haram. This was the birthplace of Mohammed, and the cradle of the Mussulman creed. In 1804 and 1807, it was taken by the Wahabees, and in 1818, by Ibrahim Pasha.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Mecca in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Mecca in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Examples of Mecca in a Sentence

  1. Jalal ud-Din Rumi:

    I tried to find Him on the Christian cross, but He was not there I went to the Temple of the Hindus and to the old pagodas, but I could not find a trace of Him anywhere. I searched on the mountains and in the valleys but neither in the heights nor in the depths was I able to find Him. I went to the Caaba in Mecca, but He was not there either. I questioned the scholars and philosophers but He was beyond their understanding. I then looked into my heart and it was there where He dwelled that I saw Him He was nowhere else to be found.

  2. Rebecca Foote:

    Mecca and Medina became the heartlands of the religion and a destination for pilgrims, al-Ula lay on the route south from Syria.

  3. Gale Ferranto:

    We call it the Mushroom Mecca.

  4. Ayesha Curry:

    Houston is America’s mecca of barbecue. We would be kicking ourselves if we didn’t bring our global grilling concept to the city. We love our barbecue and think that the city of Houston will fall in love with it and make it a food home for them as well.

  5. Bryn Mickle:

    I don't want in any way to give this impression that Flint was a beautiful mecca that had solved all its problems, that's not the case at all. But I will say there were a lot of bright spots, and there was a real feeling there was a renaissance going on.

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