(redirected from Havanas)
Also found in: Thesaurus, Medical, Encyclopedia.
Related to Havanas: Toms

Ha·van·a 1

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

A cigar made in Cuba, especially one of fine quality.

[After Havana1.]
American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright © 2016 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.


(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
Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged, 12th Edition 2014 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014


(həˈvæn ə)

1. Spanish, Habana. the capital of Cuba, on the NW coast. 2,241,000.
2. a cigar made in Cuba or of Cuban tobacco.
Random House Kernerman Webster's College Dictionary, © 2010 K Dictionaries Ltd. Copyright 2005, 1997, 1991 by Random House, Inc. All rights reserved.
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
Based on WordNet 3.0, Farlex clipart collection. © 2003-2012 Princeton University, Farlex Inc.
La Habana


[həˈvænə] NLa Habana
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005


[həˈvænə] nLa Havane
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005


Havanna nt
(= cigar)Havanna(zigarre) f
Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007


[həˈvænə] nL'Avana
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995
References in classic literature ?
Home-made article, five dollars a hundred, but I can't stand these strong Havanas. Try one."
Old England was toasted, as usual, and delicious Havanas perfumed this charming country for the first time.
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. He had read the information in a newspaper.