[al-kuh-zahr, al-kaz-er; Spanish ahl-kah-thahr]


the palace of the Moorish kings in Seville, Spain: later used by Spanish kings.
(lowercase) a castle or fortress of the Spanish Moors.

Origin of Alcázar

< Spanish < Arabic al the + qaṣr < Latin castrum castle, stronghold Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for alcazar



any of various palaces or fortresses built in Spain by the Moors

Word Origin for alcazar

C17: from Spanish, from Arabic al-qasr the castle
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