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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • A city of northern Egypt on the Mediterranean Sea at the western tip of the Nile Delta. It was founded by Alexander the Great in 332 B.C. and became a repository of Jewish, Arab, and Hellenistic culture famous for its extensive libraries. Its pharos (lighthouse) was one of the Seven Wonders of the World. Population: 4,110,000.
  • A city of central Louisiana on the Red River northwest of Baton Rouge. The original city was destroyed by Union troops in May 1864 during the Civil War. Population: 45,800.
  • An independent city of northern Virginia on the Potomac River opposite Washington, D.C. Primarily a residential suburb of the capital, the city has many historic buildings. George Washington helped lay out the streets in 1749. Population: 137,000.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • proper n. A city and port in Egypt.
  • proper n. A number of cities bearing the same name, including Alexandria, Virginia, USA.
  • proper n. A female given name.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. a city on the Mediterranean Sea, the chief port of Egypt.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a town in Louisiana on the Red River
  • n. 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

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