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 (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.


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)


(grəˈnɑ də)

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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In the beginning of his reign he attacked Granada, and this enterprise was the foundation of his dominions.
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.
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.
With him in the photo were fellow actors Isabel Granada and Robert Ortega, during their younger days.
GRANADA HILLS -- As the student champs walked down the open-air hallways of Granada Hills Charter on Wednesday, medals dangling from their necks clinked with each stride -- music to Brian Bauer's ears.
In a deal which provides Granada Television--one of the UK's largest independent television companies--ideal hightech office and production space, the company has just signed a 15,300-square foot lease for the top (ninth) floor at 609 Greeenwich Street.
The year 2000 that marked the four hundredth anniversary of Bruno's death kept Granada busy attending commemorative conferences.
GRANADA TV is to close its Albert Dock news centre.
French group Accor yesterday confirmed it was 'in contact' with Granada Compass on the purchase of its hotels.
LONDON Granada Creative, the programming arm of Granada Media, appointed Marcus Plantin to the new post of director, international entertainment production and formats, with particular responsibility for U.