Definition of 'mecca'
Example sentences containing 'Mecca'
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The idea was to open a shopping mecca in cyberspace. Times, Sunday Times (2013)It opened a year ago and is a foodie mecca for locals. The Sun (2015)The nursery has become a mecca for plant enthusiasts. Times, Sunday Times (2007)So why is Cornwall such a foodie mecca? Times, Sunday Times (2014)In recent years, the island has become a mecca for good music. Times, Sunday Times (2006)The Kings Road is a mecca for designer shopping and not to be missed. The Sun (2007)We have become the mecca for prejudice and bigotry,' he said. Times, Sunday Times (2011)
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Used Occasionally. Mecca is one of the 30000 most commonly used words in the Collins dictionary
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Translations for 'mecca'
British English: Mecca /ˈmɛkə/ NOUN
Mecca is a city in Saudi Arabia, which is the holiest city in Islam because the Prophet Mohammed was born there. All Muslims face towards Mecca when they pray.
- American English: Mecca
- Arabic: مَكّةُ
- Brazilian Portuguese: Meca
- Chinese: 麦加
- Croatian: Meka
- Czech: Mekka
- Danish: Mekka
- Dutch: Mekka
- European Spanish: Meca
- Finnish: Mekka
- French: Mecque (la)
- German: Mekka
- Greek: Μέκκα
- Italian: Mecca
- Japanese: メッカ
- Korean: 메카
- Norwegian: Mekka
- Polish: Mekka
- European Portuguese: Meca
- Romanian: Mecca
- Russian: Мекка
- Spanish: Meca
- Swedish: Mecka
- Thai: กรุงเมกกะ
- Turkish: Mekke
- Ukrainian: Мекка
- Vietnamese: thánh đường Mecca
Definition of mecca from the Collins English Dictionary
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