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

  • noun A place that is regarded as the center of an activity or interest.
  • noun A goal to which adherents of a religious faith or practice fervently aspire.
  • noun A place visited by many people.

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  • noun Alternative capitalization of Mecca

Etymologies

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

[After Mecca (from its being a place of pilgrimage).]

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