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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A place that is regarded as the center of an activity or interest.
  • n. A goal to which adherents of a religious faith or practice fervently aspire.
  • n. A place visited by many people: a mecca for tourists.

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  • n. Alternative capitalization of Mecca

Etymologies

After Mecca (from its being a place of pilgrimage).
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

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