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Granada

[gruh-nah-duh; Spanish grah-nah-th ah]
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noun
  1. a medieval kingdom along the Mediterranean coast of S Spain.
  2. a city in S Spain: the capital of this former kingdom and last stronghold of the Moors in Spain; site of the Alhambra.
  3. a city in SW Nicaragua, near Lake Nicaragua.
Can be confusedGranada Grenada
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Examples from the Web for granada

Historical Examples

  • There are no horses on this beach, and we cannot walk to Granada in our state.

    Fair Margaret

    H. Rider Haggard

  • "I am a merchant, with friends of my own at Granada," answered Castell.

    Fair Margaret

    H. Rider Haggard

  • That was a very pretty trick that I played on the most noble marquis at Granada.

    Fair Margaret

    H. Rider Haggard

  • As for the marquis, he fell ill, and after the taking of Granada went to live there quietly.

    Fair Margaret

    H. Rider Haggard

  • The fashion of its ornament and decoration was foreign to that adopted by the Moors of Granada.

    Leila, Complete

    Edward Bulwer-Lytton


British Dictionary definitions for granada

Granada

noun
  1. a former kingdom of S Spain, in Andalusia: founded in the 13th century and divided in 1833 into the present-day provinces of Granada, Almería, and Málaga
  2. a city in S Spain, in Andalusia: capital of the Moorish kingdom of Granada from 1238 to 1492 and a great commercial and cultural centre, containing the Alhambra palace (13th and 14th centuries); university (1531). Pop: 237 663 (2003 est)
  3. a city in SW Nicaragua, on the NW shore of Lake Nicaragua: the oldest city in the country, founded in 1523 by Córdoba; attacked frequently by pirates in the 17th century. Pop: 95 000 (2005 est)
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granada in Culture

Granada

[(gruh-nah-duh)]

City in southeastern Spain.

Note

A major tourist attraction in Granada is the Alhambra, a magnificent fortress and palace complex built by Spain's Muslim rulers in the Middle Ages on a hill overlooking the city.
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