Casablanca

[kas-uh-blang-kuh, kah-suh-blahng-kuh]
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noun

a seaport in NW Morocco: wartime conference of Roosevelt and Churchill, January, 1943.

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British Dictionary definitions for casablanca

Casablanca

noun

a port in NW Morocco, on the Atlantic: largest city in the country; industrial centre. Pop: 3 523 000 (2003)
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Word Origin and History for casablanca

Casablanca

city in Morocco, Spanish, literally "white house" (see casino, blank (adj.)).

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Culture definitions for casablanca

Casablanca

A romantic war adventure film from 1942, in which Humphrey Bogart plays a nightclub owner in Casablanca, Morocco, and Ingrid Bergman plays his former lover.

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Casablanca has a classic blend of love interest and international intrigue, and many lines from it are extremely familiar: “Here's looking at you, kid” (Bogart's toast to Bergman), and “Play it once, Sam — for old time's sake.... Play ‘As Time Goes By’” (Bergman's request to the pianist in Bogart's club), which is often misquoted as “Play it again, Sam.”

Casablanca

Largest city in Morocco. It is a port on the Atlantic Ocean.

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The city was the setting of Casablanca, a 1943 film starring Humphrey Bogart and Ingrid Bergman.

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