Definition of Alcazar

1. Noun. Any of various Spanish fortresses or palaces built by the Moors.

Generic synonyms: Fort, Fortress, Palace



Definition of Alcazar

1. n. A fortress; also, a royal palace.

Definition of Alcazar

1. Noun. A Moorish fortress in Spain ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Alcazar

1. a Spanish fortress or palace [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Alcazar

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alcator
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alcazar (current term)
alcazares
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alchemical
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Literary usage of Alcazar

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1. Spain and the Spaniards by Edmondo De Amicis, Stanley Rhoads Yarnall (1895)
"On nearing the alcazar I saw a sort of booth belonging to a water- carrier, ... I took a little breathing-spell, and went on toward the alcazar. ..."

2. Spain and Portugal: Handbook for Travellers by Karl Baedeker (Firm) (1898)
"From Madrid to Seville via alcazar, Cordova, and Tocina. 355 M. RAILWAY (two through-trains ... From Madrid to (92 M.) alcazar de San Juan, see R. 29. ..."

3. The Lusiad: Or, The Discovery of India: an Epic Poem by Luís de Camões, William Julius Mickle (1809)
"In vain alcazar rears her brazen walls, Before his rushing host alcazar falls. * and lo, the skies unfold—" According to some ancient Portuguese histories, ..."

4. The History of English Dramatic Poetry to the Time of Shakespeare: And by John Payne Collier (1831)
"When it was written, the history of the adventurer Thomas Stukely, who fell in the battle of alcazar on ' Monday, the fourth of August seventy eight,' ..."

5. The Chronicle of James I., King of Aragon by James (1883)
"I waited for their coming that they might set my banner up in the alcazar, and take possession of the towers, so as for me to go up to the town. ..."

6. Lectures, Illustrated and Embellished with Views of the World's Famous by John Lawson Stoddard (1898)
"This was once so magnificent, alike in decoration and dimensions, that Charles V, when he first entered it, exclaimed: "To-day I feel as IN THE alcazar OF ..."

7. John L. Stoddard's Lectures by John Lawson Stoddard (1898)
"hill like an Alpine pass, up to the alcazar, a stronghold that has sheltered many conquerors. This was once so magnificent, alike in decoration and ..."

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