Alexandria


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Al·ex·an·dri·a

 (ăl′ĭg-zăn′drē-ə)
1. A city of northern Egypt on the Mediterranean Sea at the western tip of the Nile Delta. It was founded by Alexander the Great in 332 bc and became a repository of Jewish, Arab, and Hellenistic culture famous for its extensive libraries. Its pharos (lighthouse) was one of the Seven Wonders of the World.
2. A city of central Louisiana on the Red River northwest of Baton Rouge. The original city was destroyed by Union troops in May 1864 during the Civil War.
3. An independent city of northern Virginia on the Potomac River opposite Washington, DC. Primarily a residential suburb of the capital, the city has many historic buildings. George Washington helped lay out the streets in 1749.

Alexandria

(ˌælɪɡˈzændrɪə; -ˈzɑːn-)
n
(Placename) the chief port of Egypt, on the Nile Delta: cultural centre of ancient times, founded by Alexander the Great (332 bc). Pop: 3 760 000 (2005 est). Arabic name: El Iskandariyah

Al•ex•an•dri•a

(ˌæl ɪgˈzæn dri ə, -ˈzɑn-)

n.
1. a seaport in N Egypt, in the Nile delta: founded in 332 B.C. by Alexander the Great: ancient center of learning. 2,917,000.
2. a city in NE Virginia, S of the District of Columbia. 117,586.
3. a city in central Louisiana, on the Red River. 50,180.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Alexandria - a town in Louisiana on the Red RiverAlexandria - a town in Louisiana on the Red River
Louisiana, Pelican State, LA - a state in southern United States on the Gulf of Mexico; one of the Confederate states during the American Civil War
2.Alexandria - the chief port of EgyptAlexandria - 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
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
Translations
Alexandrie
Aleksandria
Aleksandrija
アレキサンドリア

Alexandria

[ˌælɪgˈzɑːndrɪə] NAlejandría f

Alexandria

[ˌælɪgˈzændrɪə] nAlessandria (d'Egitto)
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It was perhaps ten years later that one morning on board ship, about to land at Alexandria, I was bidden to line up with the other passengers for the doctor's examination.
He felt himself at home, and he made up his mind there and then, in a minute, that he would live the rest of his life in Alexandria.
I left Alexandria next day, and I forgot about Abraham till a little while ago, when I was dining with another old friend in the profession, Alec Carmichael, who was in England on short leave.
He's got some twopenny-halfpenny job in the medical at Alexandria -- sanitary officer or something like that.
The ruins of Caesar's Palace, Pompey's Pillar, Cleopatra's Needle, the Catacombs, and ruins of ancient Alexandria will be found worth the visit.
From Alexandria the route will be taken homeward, calling at Malta, Cagliari (in Sardinia), and Palma (in Majorca), all magnificent harbors, with charming scenery, and abounding in fruits.
28) Apollonius `the Crabbed' was a grammarian of Alexandria under Hadrian.
The Alexandria, Virginia, Police Department has devised a program that can enable officers to help parents correctly install child safety seats and ensure that they understand the importance of properly restraining their children in vehicles.
He founds the city of Alexandria, which later becomes a famous center of learning.
His opposite number, Alexander, bishop of Alexandria, like all bishops in those days, exercised considerable temporal power, managing church properties, administering social services, and acting as a mediator between imperial power and the people.
The crowning achievement of the partnership among the Alexandria (VA) Convention and Visitors Association local businesses, the Alexandria Hotel Association and the Alexandria City Council is the implementation of a $1 per room night visitors fee.
has announced that it has finalized an agreement with the founders of the Big6, Mike Eisenberg and Bob Berkowitz, to integrate the Big6 information literacy skills model into the Alexandria library automation system.

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