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[gruh-nah-duh; Spanish grah-nah-th ah] /grəˈnɑ də; Spanish grɑˈnɑ ðɑ/
a medieval kingdom along the Mediterranean coast of S Spain.
a city in S Spain: the capital of this former kingdom and last stronghold of the Moors in Spain; site of the Alhambra.
a city in SW Nicaragua, near Lake Nicaragua.
Can be confused
Granada, Grenada. Unabridged
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  • Through intercepted letters Walker learned of this and determined to strike at Granada.

    Real Soldiers of Fortune Richard Harding Davis
  • As soon as I could stand on my feet, she conveyed me with the utmost secrecy to Granada.

    Carmen Prosper Merimee
  • The principal centres of tinaja-making were Toledo, Seville, and Granada.

  • Moses, the older of the two, was born at Granada about 1070 and died after 1138.

  • Object of greatest interest, ruins of the Alhambra, at Granada.

  • He was born in Granada, and was called the Spanish Stradivarius.

    The Violin George Hart
  • When he entered the gates of Granada and announced the loss of the king and army, a voice of horror went throughout the city.

  • There are no horses on this beach, and we cannot walk to Granada in our state.

    Fair Margaret H. Rider Haggard
  • He was in Granada, dressed again in crimson and gold, towering again with his silver head, honored and praised.

    1492 Mary Johnston
  • "I am a merchant, with friends of my own at Granada," answered Castell.

    Fair Margaret H. Rider Haggard
British Dictionary definitions for Granada


a former kingdom of S Spain, in Andalusia: founded in the 13th century and divided in 1833 into the present-day provinces of Granada, Almería, and Málaga
a city in S Spain, in Andalusia: capital of the Moorish kingdom of Granada from 1238 to 1492 and a great commercial and cultural centre, containing the Alhambra palace (13th and 14th centuries); university (1531). Pop: 237 663 (2003 est)
a city in SW Nicaragua, on the NW shore of Lake Nicaragua: the oldest city in the country, founded in 1523 by Córdoba; attacked frequently by pirates in the 17th century. Pop: 95 000 (2005 est)
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Granada in Culture
Granada [(gruh-nah-duh)]

City in southeastern Spain.

Note: A major tourist attraction in Granada is the Alhambra, a magnificent fortress and palace complex built by Spain's Muslim rulers in the Middle Ages on a hill overlooking the city.
The American Heritage® New Dictionary of Cultural Literacy, Third Edition
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