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"

Wiktionary

  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.

Freebase

  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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Numerology

  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. New York.Jeff Bezos:

    I was expecting this, even without Long Island City, Amazon( AMZN) still has a big presence here. And New York is a trade mecca. It would seem odd that he wouldn't have a presence here.

  2. malcolm X, Autobiography of malcolm x:

    My thinking had been opened up wide in Mecca. I wrote long letters to my friends, in which I tried to convey to them my new insights into the American black man's struggle and his problems as well as the depths of my search for truth and justice. “I've had enough of someone else's propaganda,” I had written to these friends. “I am for truth, no matter who tells it. I am for justice, no matter who it is for or against. I am a human being first and foremost, and as such I'm for whoever and whatever benefits humanity as a whole.” The American white man's press called me the angriest Negro in America. I wouldn't deny that charge; I spoke exactly as I felt. I believe in anger. I believe it is a crime for anyone who is being brutalized to continue to accept that brutality without doing something to defend himself. I am for violence if non-violence means that we continue postponing or even delaying a solution to the American black man's problem. White man hates to hear anybody, especially a black man, talk about the crime that the white man perpetrated on the black man. But let me remind you that when the white man came into this country, he certainly wasn't demonstrating non-violence.

  3. Christophe Landais:

    Mashhad is the destination for pilgrims. Actually Mashhad receives more pilgrims than Mecca in Saudi Arabia — about 25 million.

  4. Kathrine Switzer/Boston Herald -RRB- Switzer:

    The event chose me, boston has always been Mecca for [serious] runners.

  5. Jocelyn Charnas:

    For me, Barneys is mecca, i'll be very sad if it closes, mostly because I like to shop in person, I like to feel and touch fabric, and I think fit is so important.

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