Definition for mecca (2 of 2)
or He·djaz, He·jaz
Examples from the Web for mecca
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|DAILY BEAST
Since the 13th century, Sunni devotes have been traveling to Chinguetti on their way to Mecca.
Each of these is the Mecca of a thousand desires, and faces beam with pleasure when they reappear.The Vitalized School|Francis B. Pearson
Her father was a very popular minister and his home the Mecca of lovers for miles around.The Foolish Virgin|Thomas Dixon
Wakoof lands dedicated to the maintenance of holy places at Mecca, or to charitable institutions and sacred sanctuaries.
He had a green turban upon his head, which marked him as a Mecca pilgrim.A Desert Drama|A. Conan Doyle
While he was scorned and derided at Mecca, he was worshipped at Medina.
British Dictionary definitions for mecca (1 of 2)
British Dictionary definitions for mecca (2 of 2)
Word Origin and History for mecca
Arabic Makkah, sacred city of Islam, birthplace of Muhammad, which every Muslim must visit at least once. Origins have been proposed in Phoenician maqaq "ruined" or Arabic mahrab "sanctuary." Figurative sense of "any place one holds supremely sacred" (usually with lower-case m-) is in English from 1850. Related: Meccan.
Culture definitions for mecca (1 of 2)
The birthplace of Muhammad, and thus the holiest city for Muslims. Muslims face in the direction of Mecca when they pray, and they are expected to go on a pilgrimage to Mecca at least once in their lives. Mecca is in present-day Saudi Arabia.
Culture definitions for mecca (2 of 2)
City in western Saudi Arabia.