Definition of Alexandria

1. Noun. A town in Louisiana on the Red River.

Generic synonyms: Town
Group relationships: La, Louisiana, Pelican State

2. Noun. The chief port of Egypt; located on the western edge of the Nile delta on the Mediterranean Sea; founded by Alexander the Great; the capital of ancient Egypt.
Exact synonyms: El Iskandriyah
Generic synonyms: City, Metropolis, Urban Center, Port
Group relationships: Arab Republic Of Egypt, Egypt, United Arab Republic

Definition of Alexandria

1. Proper noun. A city and port in Egypt. ¹

2. Proper noun. A number of cities bearing the same name, including Alexandria, Virginia, USA. ¹

3. Proper noun. (Ancient Greek female given name). ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Alexandria

Alexander Pushkin
Alexander Selcraig
Alexander Selkirk
Alexander VI
Alexander Wilson
Alexander Woollcott
Alexander of Tralles
Alexander the Great
Alexander the Liberator
Alexandre Dumas
Alexandre Emile Jean Yersin
Alexandre Gustave Eiffel
Alexandre Yersin
Alexandria senna
Alexandrian laurel
Alexandrian senna
Alexis Carrel
Alexis Charles Henri Maurice de Tocqueville
Alexis de Tocqueville

Literary usage of Alexandria

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Encyclopedia Americana: A Library of Universal Knowledge (1918)
"alexandria was once a trading post of the French and Spanish and was incorporated in ... General Braddock made his headquarters at alexandria (originally ..."

2. Egypt by Eva Ambros (2001)
"MEDITERRANEAN SEA Marsa "alexandria "alexandria is the pearl of the Mediterranean ... Despite having been repeatedly written off in the past, "alexandria ..."

3. The Outline of History: Being a Plain History of Life and Mankind by Herbert George Wells (1921)
"alexandria grew to proportions that rivalled Carthage; eastward she had an overseas ... alexandria, however, for her town affairs, and subject to the divine ..."

4. The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire by Edward Gibbon (1899)
"In every attack, the sword, the banner of Amrou, glittered in 111 The local description of alexandria is perfectly ascertained by the master hand of the ..."

5. A General Collection of the Best and Most Interesting Voyages and Travels in by John Pinkerton (1814)
"There is an opinion that this whole canal was lined with brick ; and it is certain about alexandria, in fome parts the fides are ..."

6. A History of Greece: From the Earliest Period to the Close of the Generation by George Grote (1862)
"The name alexandria does not prove that they were founded by him; for several of the Diadochi called their own foundations by his name (Strabo, xiii. p. ..."

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