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Definition 1: joint capital (with Riyadh) of Saudi Arabia; located in western Saudi Arabia; as the birthplace of Muhammad it is the holiest city of Islam - [noun denoting location]

(mecca is an instance of ...) joint capital (with Mecca) of Saudi Arabia located in the central oasis; largest city in Saudi Arabia

(mecca is a part of ...) (Islam) a black stone building in Mecca that is shaped like a cube and that is the most sacred Muslim pilgrim shrine; believed to have been given by Gabriel to Abraham; Muslims turn in its direction when praying

(... is part of mecca) an absolute monarchy occupying most of the Arabian Peninsula in southwest Asia; vast oil reserves dominate the economy

(... is part of mecca) a coastal region of the western Arabian Peninsula bordering on the Red Sea; includes both Mecca and Medina; formerly an independent kingdom until it united with Nejd to form the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

Definition 2: a place that attracts many visitors - [noun denoting location]

Samples where mecca or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • New York is a mecca for young artists

(mecca is a kind of ...) a point located with respect to surface features of some region

"this is a nice place for a picnic" "a bright spot on a planet"

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