Havana


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Ha·van·a 1

 (hə-văn′ə)
The capital and largest city of Cuba, in the northwest part of the island country on the Gulf of Mexico. Founded on its present site in 1519, it became the capital of Spanish Cuba in 1552. The explosion of the US battleship Maine in Havana's harbor in February 1898 was the immediate cause of the Spanish-American War.

Ha·van′an adj. & n.

Ha·van·a 2

 (hə-văn′ə)
n.
A cigar made in Cuba, especially one of fine quality.

[After Havana1.]

Havana

(həˈvænə)
n
(Placename) the capital of Cuba, a port in the northwest on the Gulf of Mexico: the largest city in the Caribbean; founded in 1514 as San Cristóbal de la Habana by Diego Velásquez. Pop: 2 192 000 (2005 est). Spanish name: Habana

Ha•van•a

(həˈvæn ə)

n.
1. Spanish, Habana. the capital of Cuba, on the NW coast. 2,241,000.
2. a cigar made in Cuba or of Cuban tobacco.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Havana - the capital and largest city of CubaHavana - the capital and largest city of Cuba; located in western Cuba; one of the oldest cities in the Americas
Cuba, Republic of Cuba - a communist state in the Caribbean on the island of Cuba
Translations
Havannahavannalainen
아바나
Hawana
Havanna
La Habana

Havana

[həˈvænə] NLa Habana

Havana

[həˈvænə] nLa Havane

Havana

n
Havanna nt
(= cigar)Havanna(zigarre) f

Havana

[həˈvænə] nL'Avana
References in classic literature ?
He went over to Nova Scotia to visit his relations--his father had come from Nova Scotia--and he wrote back to Leslie that his cousin, George Moore, was going on a voyage to Havana and he was going too.
The chemist informed her that Victor's vessel had reached Havana.
This new cargo was destined for the coast of the Duchy of Lucca, and consisted almost entirely of Havana cigars, sherry, and Malaga wines.
Having indicated an arm-chair to me and placed my refreshment near it, he handed me a long, smooth Havana.
Athelny smoked cigarettes of Havana tobacco, which he rolled himself.
You see the sitting room we are now in--a pleasant little apartment, I think,--books, you see, papers, a smoking cabinet in which I can assure you that you will find the finest Havana cigars and the best cigarettes to be procured in London.
And while the steward shook his head, Doctor Emory lighted a big Havana and continued audibly to luxuriate in his fictitious triumph over the other doctor.
And he handed me a choice Havana, one Monsieur Darzac had given him, while he lit his briarwood--his eternal briarwood.
These words were said by a huntsman peacefully seated at the edge of the forest of Ile-Adam, who was finishing an Havana cigar while waiting for his companion, who had lost his way in the tangled underbrush of the wood.
But the match went out; the footman then closed the door, and Mr Vladimir lighted his large Havana with leisurely care.
More probably a Spaniard," said another, "and hence his yellow complexion; or, most likely, he is from the Havana, or from some port on the Spanish main, and comes to make investigation about the piracies which our government is thought to connive at.
Oh, this is an Havana, and these others are cigars of the peculiar sort which are imported by the Dutch from their East Indian colonies.