from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A Spanish palace or fortress, originally one built by the Moors.
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- n. A Moorish fortress in Spain
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A fortress; also, a royal palace.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In Spain, a fortress; a castle; also, a royal palace, even when not fortified.
- n. A name given to certain places of amusement in France and elsewhere, particularly when decorated in the Moorish style.
- n. Nautical, the quarter-deck.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. any of various Spanish fortresses or palaces built by the Moors
Spanish alcázar, from Arabic al-qaṣr : al-, the + qaṣr, castle (from Latin castra, fort, pl. of castrum, camp.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Spanish alcázar, from Arabic القصر (al-qaṣr, "the castle"). (Wiktionary)