Usage note
This word must be preceded by the definite article in the sense shown in 3).
A feminine noun is almost always used with feminine articles and adjectives (e.g. la mujer bonita, la luna llena).
1. (hub of an activity)
a. mecca
Manchester es la meca del fútbol.Manchester is the mecca of football.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(hooker) (Andes)
a. prostitute
Las mecas que trabajan en Ámsterdam tienen los papeles en regla.The prostitutes who work in Amsterdam have their papers in order.
A proper noun refers to the name of a person, place, or thing.
proper noun
3. (city)
a. Mecca
Mahoma nació en La Meca y por eso hoy es lugar de peregrinaje.Muhammad was born in Mecca which is why it is now a pilgrimage site.
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A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (general)
a. mecca
La MecaMecca
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la meca del cine the Mecca of the film world
(Chile) shit! (vulgar)
Por siglos sus habitantes venían trabajando la greda con la meca del buey
(And) prostitute
ser la meca
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