Definition of Alexandria in English:


proper noun

  • 1The chief port of Egypt; population 4,084,700 (est. 2006). Founded in 332 BC by Alexander the Great, it was a major center of Hellenistic culture, renowned for its library and for the Pharos lighthouse.

  • 2An industrial city in central Louisiana, on the Red River; population 48,639 (est. 2008)

  • 3A city in northern Virginia, on the Potomac River, across from Washington, DC; population 143,885 (est. 2008)