from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- A city of western Saudi Arabia near the coast of the Red Sea. The birthplace of Muhammad, it is the holiest city of Islam and a pilgrimage site for all devout believers of the faith. Population: 1,290,000.
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- proper n. A city in Saudi Arabia, the holiest place in Islam, location of the sacred Ka'ba, and to which Muslims are required to make a hajj at least once in their lifetime.
- n. Any place considered to be a very important place to visit by people with a particular interest.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. joint capital (with Riyadh) of Saudi Arabia; located in western Saudi Arabia; as the birthplace of Muhammad it is the holiest city of Islam
- n. a place that attracts many visitors
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