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ALEXANDRIA

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does Alexandria mean? 

ALEXANDRIA (noun)
  The noun ALEXANDRIA has 2 senses:

1. a town in Louisiana on the Red River
2. the chief port of Egypt; located on the western edge of the Nile delta on the Mediterranean Sea; founded by Alexander the Great; the capital of ancient Egypt

  Familiarity information: ALEXANDRIA used as a noun is rare.


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ALEXANDRIA (noun)


Sense 1Alexandria [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A town in Louisiana on the Red River

Classified under:

Nouns denoting spatial position

Instance hypernyms:

town (an urban area with a fixed boundary that is smaller than a city)

Holonyms ("Alexandria" is a part of...):

LA; Louisiana; Pelican State (a state in southern United States on the Gulf of Mexico; one of the Confederate states during the American Civil War)


Sense 2Alexandria [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The chief port of Egypt; located on the western edge of the Nile delta on the Mediterranean Sea; founded by Alexander the Great; the capital of ancient Egypt

Classified under:

Nouns denoting spatial position

Synonyms:

El Iskandriyah; Alexandria

Instance hypernyms:

city; metropolis; urban center (a large and densely populated urban area; may include several independent administrative districts)

port (a place (seaport or airport) where people and merchandise can enter or leave a country)

Holonyms ("Alexandria" is a part of...):

Arab Republic of Egypt; Egypt; United Arab Republic (a republic in northeastern Africa known as the United Arab Republic until 1971; site of an ancient civilization that flourished from 2600 to 30 BC)


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