Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • A city of northern Colombia on the Bay of Cartagena, an inlet of the Caribbean Sea. Founded in 1533, Cartagena was once the richest port on the Spanish Main.
  • A city of southeast Spain on the Mediterranean Sea south-southeast of Murcia. It was settled c. 225 BC and soon became the chief Carthaginian sea base in Spain.

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  • proper noun An ancient city in Murcia, Spain

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  • noun a port in southeastern Spain on the Mediterranean
  • noun a port city in northwestern Colombia on the Caribbean

Etymologies

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From Spanish Cartagena.

Examples

  • Dying in Cartagena, the doctor in Love in Times of Cholera reflects at that last juncture how he has loved life.

    Who Is Sufficient? « Unknowing

  • Loren is based in Cartagena, Spain, and describes himself as a freelance cartoonist and illustrator.

    Loren Lorente!

  • At a recent meeting of the Tuxtla Dialogue in Cartagena, Colombia's President Juan Manuel Santos said, "It's confusing for our people to see that, while we lose lives and invest resources in the fight against drug trafficking, in consuming countries initiatives like California's referendum are being promoted."

    Laura Carlsen: How Legalizing Marijuana Would Weaken Mexican Drug Cartels

  • McCain says that Cartagena is “one of the most beautiful cities on earth”, and undoubtedly, 10% of the city is incredibly gorgeous.

    In Colombia, McCain Sees Progress Against Drug Shipments - The Caucus Blog - NYTimes.com

  • Just days after turning 80, Gabriel García Márquez attended the 63rd Inter-American Press Association meeting in Cartagena, Colombia, and wishes he'd just stayed home:

    March 2007

  • Just days after turning 80, Gabriel García Márquez attended the 63rd Inter-American Press Association meeting in Cartagena, Colombia, and wishes he'd just stayed home:

    Busy Week for Gabo

  • Cartagena, le pagaré a Ud. la suma total "[" I humbly ask that you provide whatever money you can ... with the knowledge that I will pay you the total sum upon my arrival in Cartagena "] (" Al Señor Don

    London-Kingston-Caracas: The Transatlantic

  • The so-called Cartagena group also included the UK, Australia, and France, among others.

    May Boeve: Two Sides of the Same Planet

  • "They brought Alicia in to identify me," recalls Cartagena, whose leg was amputated the next day.

    Mexico's History Test

  • The Jaime I, one of the Republican's best ships, is sunk in Cartagena.

    The Spanish Civil War

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