Granada


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Gra·na·da

 (grə-nä′də, grä-nä′thä)
A city of southern Spain southeast of Córdoba. Founded by the Moors in the eighth century, it became the center of an independent kingdom in 1238. The city was captured by Castilian troops in 1492, ending Moorish control in Spain.

Granada

(ɡrəˈnɑːdə)
n
1. (Placename) a former kingdom of S Spain, in Andalusia: founded in the 13th century and divided in 1833 into the present-day provinces of Granada, Almería, and Málaga
2. (Placename) a city in S Spain, in Andalusia: capital of the Moorish kingdom of Granada from 1238 to 1492 and a great commercial and cultural centre, containing the Alhambra palace (13th and 14th centuries); university (1531). Pop: 237 663 (2003 est)
3. (Placename) a city in SW Nicaragua, on the NW shore of Lake Nicaragua: the oldest city in the country, founded in 1523 by Córdoba; attacked frequently by pirates in the 17th century. Pop: 95 000 (2005 est)

Gra•na•da

(grəˈnɑ də)

n.
1. a medieval kingdom along the Mediterranean coast of S Spain.
2. a city in S Spain: the capital of this former kingdom and last stronghold of the Moors in Spain; site of the Alhambra. 280,592.
3. a city in SW Nicaragua, near Lake Nicaragua. 88,636.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Granada - a city in southeastern Spain that was the capital of the Moorish kingdom until it was captured by Ferdinand and Isabella in 1492Granada - a city in southeastern Spain that was the capital of the Moorish kingdom until it was captured by Ferdinand and Isabella in 1492; site of the Alhambra (a palace and fortress built by Moors in the Middle Ages) which is now a major tourist attraction
Alhambra - a fortified Moorish palace built near Granada by Muslim kings in the Middle Ages
Andalucia, Andalusia - a region in southern Spain on the Atlantic and the Mediterranean; formerly a center of Moorish civilization
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Granada

Granada

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In the beginning of his reign he attacked Granada, and this enterprise was the foundation of his dominions.
to blockade and visit the Alhambra at Granada. Too risky--they
History is known, to my young remembrance of that library, by a History of the United States, whose dust and ashes I hardly made my way through; and by a 'Chronicle of the Conquest of Granada', by the ever dear and precious Fray Antonio Agapida, whom I was long in making out to be one and the same as Washington Irving.
The background lent itself to allusions to European scenes; and May, who was looking her loveliest under a wide-brimmed hat that cast a shadow of mystery over her too-clear eyes, kindled into eagerness as he spoke of Granada and the Alhambra.
His nationality made Philip regard him as a representative of romance, and he asked him about Seville and Granada, Velasquez and Calderon.
Dryden's most representative play of this class is 'Almanzor and Almahide, or the Conquest of Granada,' in two long five-act parts.
Mesdemoiselles Noblet, Julie, and Leroux executed the customary pirouettes; Robert duly challenged the Prince of Granada; and the royal father of the princess Isabella, taking his daughter by the hand, swept round the stage with majestic strides, the better to display the rich folds of his velvet robe and mantle.
As for Spain, for instance, if you know how to throw in Don Carlos and the Infanta, and Don Pedro and Seville and Granada, from time to time in the right proportions -- they may have changed the names a little since I saw the papers -- and serve up a bull-fight when other entertainments fail, it will be true to the letter, and give us as good an idea of the exact state or ruin of things in Spain as the most succinct and lucid reports under this head in the newspapers: and as for England, almost the last significant scrap of news from that quarter was the revolution of 1649; and if you have learned the history of her crops for an average year, you never need attend to that thing again, unless your speculations are of a merely pecuniary character.
Aguas' son, Hubert, with the late Isabel Granada also joined in a pre-nup snapshot.
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Filipino actress Isabel Granada died on Saturday in Doha after suffering from aneurysm while on a business trip to Qatar.