Alexandria

[ al-ig-zan-dree-uh, -zahn- ]
/ ˌæl ɪgˈzæn dri ə, -ˈzɑn- /

noun

Arabic Al-Is·kan·da·rî·yah [ahl-is-kahn-dree-yah] /ɑl ɪs kɑnˈdri yɑ/ . a seaport in northern Egypt, in the Nile delta: founded in 332 b.c. by Alexander the Great; ancient center of learning.
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British Dictionary definitions for Alexandria

Alexandria
/ (ˌælɪɡˈzændrɪə, -ˈzɑːn-) /

noun

the chief port of Egypt, on the Nile Delta: cultural centre of ancient times, founded by Alexander the Great (332 bc). Pop: 3 760 000 (2005 est)Arabic name: El Iskandariyah
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Cultural definitions for Alexandria

Alexandria

Port city of northern Egypt (see also Egypt), located where the Nile River empties into the Mediterranean Sea.

notes for Alexandria

Founded by and named for Alexander the Great.

notes for Alexandria

One-time capital city of ancient Egypt, a center consecutively of Greek, Jewish, and Christian culture.
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