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.
After expressions of surprise on either side, hearing that I meant to spend the night in Alexandria, he asked me to dine with him at the English Club.
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.
Leaving Joppa, the next point of interest to visit will be Alexandria, which will be reached in twenty-four hours.
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.
Agnico Eagle announced that it has delivered a definitive offer to the board of directors of Alexandria Minerals pursuant to which Agnico Eagle would acquire 100% of Alexandria's issued and outstanding common shares, including common shares issuable under outstanding options and warrants, by way of a plan of arrangement under the Canada Business Corporations Act.
M2 EQUITYBITES-June 14, 2019-Agnico Eagle Delivers Offer to Acquire Alexandria Minerals Corp.
Oman Air will be commencing direct flights to Egyptian city Alexandria from May 31, making it the airline's 53rd destination in its expanding global network.
President Nicos Anastasiades left for Alexandria, Egypt, on Monday to co-launch the Nostos initiative, a programme aimed at bringing Greek and Cypriots who have lived in Alexandria and their descendants back to the city.
Richardson joined Alexandria in 2000 and has served as the company's chief operating officer since 2011.

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