Definitions

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

  • The capital and largest city of Cuba, in the northwest part of the island country on the Gulf of Mexico. Founded on its present site in 1519, it became the capital of Spanish Cuba in 1552. The demolition of the U.S. battleship Maine in Havana's harbor in February 1898 was the immediate cause of the Spanish-American War. Population: 2,200,000.
  • n. A cigar made in Cuba, especially one of fine quality.

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  • proper n. The capital of Cuba.
  • proper n. A famous cigar produced in Cuba

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Of or pertaining to Havana, the capital of the island of Cuba

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A kind of cigar: so called from Havana, the capital of Cuba, where cigars are extensively manufactured.

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

  • n. the capital and largest city of Cuba; located in western Cuba; one of the oldest cities in the Americas

Etymologies

After Havana 1.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

Examples

  • MORGAN NEILL, CNN HAVANA BUREAU CHIEF: Here on the streets of Havana Cubans haven't yet had time to see the latest remarks of President Raul Castro saying he's open to talk about anything with the United States, including political prisoners, and press freedoms.

    CNN Transcript Apr 18, 2009

  • MORGAN NEILL, CNN HAVANA BUREAU CHIEF: Well, here in Havana, Wolf, people have been keeping a close eye on this storm, because the trajectory for days had it passing right over the capital here.

    CNN Transcript Sep 8, 2008

  • LUCIA NEWMAN, CNN HAVANA BUREAU CHIEF: Wolf, Venezuela's fiery leftist leader, Hugo Chavez, is here in Havana, in friendly territory, just as relations with the White House have taken a new turn for the worse.

    CNN Transcript Feb 3, 2006

  • SHASTA DARLINGTON, CNN HAVANA PRODUCER: Well, Michael, the mood here in Havana is very somber, as you can imagine.

    CNN Transcript Aug 1, 2006

  • LUCIA NEWMAN, CNN HAVANA BUREAU CHIEF (voice-over): The honeymoon, if there ever was one, is over for Washington's new man in Havana, Michael Parmly.

    CNN Transcript Dec 21, 2005

  • LUCIA NEWMAN, CNN HAVANA BUREAU CHIEF: Wolf, right now, it's what you would have called normally low tide here, which means the water levels on the seaside area of Havana have gone down just a little bit.

    CNN Transcript Oct 24, 2005

  • LUCIA NEWMAN, CNN HAVANA BUREAU CHIEF (voice-over): Very few Cubans who still walk the streets of Havana have ever welcomed an American president, even a former one.

    CNN Transcript May 12, 2002

  • HAVANA - Cuba's communist authorities urged official citizens 'vigilante groups in Havana to move firmly against a sharp increase in crime and vandalism accompanying night-time electricity blackouts in the capital.

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • HAVANA - A group of 175 U.S. citizens arrived in Havana at the start of a weeklong holiday with a difference, risking jail sentences and fines by defying a U.S. ban on travel to communist-ruled Cuba.

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • HAVANA (Reuters) - Cuba's dissident "Ladies in White" staged a small, mostly silent march through Havana yesterday to begin a week of protest to mark the anniversary of the "Black Spring" crackdown of 2003 when the government imprisoned 75 opponents.

    Stabroek News

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