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 (ăl′ĭ-kăn′tē, ä′lē-kän′tĕ)
A city of southeast Spain on the Mediterranean Sea south of Valencia. It is a port and tourist center.
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(Placename) a port in SE Spain: commercial centre. Pop: 305 911 (2003 est). Catalan name: Alacant
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(ˌæl əˈkæn ti)

a seaport in SE Spain, on the Mediterranean. 265,543.
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"Now," said the count, "what will you take -- a glass of port, sherry, or Alicante?"
"That's right; now bring the Alicante and some biscuits."
The count told Baptistin to leave the plate within reach of his guest, who began by sipping the Alicante with an expression of great satisfaction, and then delicately steeped his biscuit in the wine.
"Take some more wine, my dear Cavalcanti," said the count, pouring out for him a second glass of Alicante; "your emotion has quite overcome you."
We promised to do so, and when he had embraced us and given us his blessing, one set out for Salamanca, the other for Seville, and I for Alicante, where I had heard there was a Genoese vessel taking in a cargo of wool for Genoa.
I embarked at Alicante, reached Genoa after a prosperous voyage, and proceeded thence to Milan, where I provided myself with arms and a few soldier's accoutrements; thence it was my intention to go and take service in Piedmont, but as I was already on the road to Alessandria della Paglia, I learned that the great Duke of Alva was on his way to Flanders.
ALICANTE, Spain; July 3, 2019 - To deliver innovative technologies to clients, Accenture (NYSE: ACN) today opened a new Advanced Technology Center in Alicante, Spain.
TUCKED into the coastline of Costa Blanca, Alicante - or Alacant in Valencian - is the capital of the Alicante province and a top choice for a sun-soaked holiday.
WHETHER you fancy a long weekend break away, looking for a stag or hen do with a difference, or in need of some winter sun, Alicante is a destination that never fails to disappoint!
Byline: from Patrick Hill in Alicante and Gerard Couzens
Travel Business Review-July 1, 2016--British Airways announces flights from London City to Alicante