American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A place that is regarded as the center of an activity or interest.
- n. A goal to which adherents of a religious faith or practice fervently aspire.
- n. A place visited by many people: a mecca for tourists.
- n. Alternative capitalization of Mecca
- After Mecca (from its being a place of pilgrimage). (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“ A mecca is a place that attracts people: Hollywood is a mecca for would-be actors and actresses.”
“Nearly half of its sales at its flagship store in Akihabara, Japan's electronics mecca, is to Chinese tourists.”
“Manzanillo, Mexico's biggest western port and tourist mecca, is less than an hour's drive away.”
“The transformation of Storrs (population: roughly 11,000) into a hoops mecca is astounding given the lack of tradition as recently as the 1980s.”
“Key West, the famously tolerant tourist mecca, is up in arms over wild chickens.”
“This is why sometimes the word mecca is written becca.”
“Maybe he didn't use the word mecca, but the idea was that our city would become a place where homosexuals nationwide could come and live openly.”
“The state taxes booze so lightly that it's a wonder it hasn't become known as a mecca for drunkards.”
“Big John obviously doesn’t even have a clue where mecca is does he?”
“One year, feeling brave and proud of my mommy progress, I stupidly decided to take the kids on our annual trek to kid mecca, aka Orlando, Florida, by myself.”
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