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 (ăl-kăz′ər, -kä′zər, ăl′kə-zär′)
A Spanish palace or fortress, originally one built by the Moors.

[Spanish alcázar, from Arabic al-qaṣr : al-, the + qaṣr, castle (from Latin castra, fort, pl. of castrum, camp; see kes- in Indo-European roots).]


(ˌælkəˈzɑː; Spanish alˈkaθar)
(Historical Terms) any of various palaces or fortresses built in Spain by the Moors
[C17: from Spanish, from Arabic al-qasr the castle]


(ˈæl kəˌzɑr, ælˈkæz ər)

1. a Moorish palace in Seville, later used by Spanish kings.
2. (l.c.) a castle or fortress of the Spanish Moors.
[< Sp < Arabic al the + qaṣr < Latin castra fortified camp]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Alcazar - any of various Spanish fortresses or palaces built by the Moorsalcazar - any of various Spanish fortresses or palaces built by the Moors
fortress, fort - a fortified defensive structure
palace - official residence of an exalted person (as a sovereign)
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