Also Mek·ka; Mak·kah [mak-kuh, -kah] /ˈmæk kə, -kɑ/ . a city in and the capital of Hejaz, in western Saudi Arabia: birthplace of Muhammad; spiritual center of Islam.
(often lowercase) any place that many people visit or hope to visit: The president's birthplace is a mecca for his admirers.
- Meccan, adjective, noun
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How to use Mecca in a sentence
She worked alongside many on campus organizations including Models of the Mecca and even went on to create her own collective called Edn Haus.COVID-19 Continues to Disproportionately Affect Vulnerable University Students | Erica Blount | September 27, 2021 | TruthBeTold.news
Mrs. Kouachi works at a nursery and has worn the veil since she made the pilgrimage to Mecca in 2008.
And an arrow painted on the ground that shows the way to Mecca, for prayers.
The city became a Mecca for hordes of hipsters and creative types as well as young people seeking their fortune in finance.
The subject is, in fact, Jeff Froth from the rock group Mecca.The Dark Rock Star Fantasy of Saint Laurent’s Hedi Slimane | Liza Foreman | September 24, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Since the 13th century, Sunni devotes have been traveling to Chinguetti on their way to Mecca.
They boast of having descended from Abraham through Ishmael, believing that this patriarch built Mecca and died there.A Philosophical Dictionary, Volume 1 (of 10) | Franois-Marie Arouet (AKA Voltaire)
Filled with gratitude, our hermit made a vow to undertake for the seventh time the pilgrimage to Mecca.Superstition In All Ages (1732) | Jean Meslier
After marriage the family is united, and home, though it be in the top of a tenement, is the Mecca for children and grandchildren.The Leaven in a Great City | Lillian William Betts
After us others also set free their people, and presently this part of Virginia was a sort of Mecca for escaped blacks.The Way of a Man | Emerson Hough
Vultures and kites are common enough; and Haji Laqlaq the stork comes in regularly from his pilgrimage to Mecca in the spring.The Cradle of Mankind | W.A. Wigram
British Dictionary definitions for Mecca
a city in W Saudi Arabia, joint capital (with Riyadh) of Saudi Arabia: birthplace of Mohammed; the holiest city of Islam, containing the Kaaba. Pop: 1 529 000 (2005 est): Arabic name: Makkah
(sometimes not capital) a place that attracts many visitors: Athens is a Mecca for tourists
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Cultural definitions for Mecca (1 of 2)
City in western Saudi Arabia.
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