[syoo-tuh; Spanish the-oo-tah, se-]


a seaport and enclave of Spain in N Morocco, on the Strait of Gibraltar.

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Historical Examples of ceuta

  • It turned out that the girl was the man's daughter, and he was a renegade from Ceuta.

    The Scapegoat

    Hall Caine

  • From there by steamer to Gibraltar, stopping at Ceuta on the way.

  • Pepé the Sleeper, who has not forgotten his residence at Ceuta.

    Wood Rangers

    Mayne Reid

  • They come across from Ceuta, and there are some of them established here, as traders.

  • The coxcomb stuck up in the midst like Ceuta in Gibraltar Straits.

    The Hero of the People

    Alexandre Dumas

British Dictionary definitions for ceuta



an enclave in Morocco on the Strait of Gibraltar, consisting of a port and military station: held by Spain since 1580. Pop: 74 931 (2003 est)
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