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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.


(ˌælɪɡˈzændrɪə; -ˈzɑːn-)
(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


(ˌæl ɪgˈzæn dri ə, -ˈzɑn-)

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.
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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


[ˌælɪgˈzɑːndrɪə] NAlejandría f


[ˌælɪgˈzændrɪə] nAlessandria (d'Egitto)
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