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Definition of "mecca" []

  • 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: a mecca for tourists. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "mecca" in a sentence
  • "‡ 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."