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Definition of the noun alcazar

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noun - plural: alcazars

  1. any of various Spanish fortresses or palaces built by the Moors
    • lexical domain: Artifacts - nouns denoting man-made objects
    • more generic words: fort / fortress = a fortified defensive structure; palace = official residence of an exalted person

Alternative definition of the noun alcazar


  1. A Moorish fortress in Spain


  1. Alcazar a.k.a. Alcázar: An alcázar, alcácer or alcàsser is a type of castle in Spain and Portugal built by kings to live in. The term derives from the Arabic word القصر meaning "fort, castle or palace" while the Arabic word is possibly in turn derived from the Latin word 'castrum', meaning an army camp or fort. Many cities in Spain have an alcázar; Spain also has Moorish citadels known as alcazabas. Not all castles in Spain are called alcázar, the majority are called castillo. Not every 'alcazar' or 'alcazaba' in Iberia was built by the Moors; many castles with these names were built after the Moors had withdrawn from the Iberian Peninsula.
  2. The Alcazar was a Café-concert which opened in 1858, located at 10 Rue du Faubourg Poissonière in Paris, and closed in 1902.
    • also known as Alcazar, Paris
    • part of Paris

There are other places with in their name, like Alcazar de San Juan, Royal Alcazar of Madrid.


Alcazar is a Swedish Eurodance group which has established themselves as one of Sweden's most successful music groups both nationally and internationally with a string of hits since their debut single in 1999. Worldwide, Alcazar sold over 12 million records between 2001 and 2004. Alcazar have also had success around the world with their song "Crying at the Discoteque", having charted in countries such as USA, Brazil, Australia, Japan and most countries in Europe.


Alcazar is a fictional character from the 2014 theatre production The Mystery of Irma Vep.


Alcazar was a 1993 proposal to merge Austrian Airlines, KLM, Scandinavian Airlines System and Swissair to create Symphony, which would have been Europe's largest airline.

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Google previewOhio Historic Places Dictionary (2008)

by Editorial Staff, State History Publications, LLC

The general vogue for Spanish architecture in the 1920s, of which the Cleveland Heights Alcazar is an early representative, is related to the Florida boom of those years, especially around Palm Beach and Miami. Cleveland architect H. T. ...

Google previewCruising Guide to Eastern Florida 5th ed

Just across the street from the old Alcazar is the building that once housed the Cordova Carriage tours in St. Augustine ...

Google previewA new and complete system of universal geography, or, An authentic history and interesting description of the whole world, and its inhabitants : comprehending a copious and entertaining account of all the empires, kingdoms, states, republics, and colonies, of Asia, Africa, America, and Europe... : with faithful accounts of all the new discoveries, that have been made by the most celebrated navigators of various nations... : to which will be subjoined, a useful compendium of astronomy, with remarks on the use of the globes, &c. : the whole concluding with a copious index, upon a plan entirely new, and designed to form a general gazetteer of the world (1822)

by Christopher Kelly

The Alcazar is a magnificent structure, begun, and for a ...

Google previewTravels in the Two Sicilies and Some Parts of the Apennines (1809)

by Lazzaro Spallanzani

The Alcazar is a magnisicent edifice, begun and for a long time inhabited by the Mqorish Kings; it was enlarged by the King Don Pedro, and afterwards by CharlesV; who added some tasty embellishments. Many Spanish Kings have refided in ...

Google previewA General Collection of the Best and Most Interesting Voyages and Travels in All Parts of the World (1809)

Many of which are Now First Translated Into English ; Digested on a New Plan

The Alcazar is a magnificent edifice, begun and for a long time inhabited by the Moorish Kings; it was enlarged by the King Don Pedro, and afterwards by Charles V. who added some tasty embellishments. Many Spanish Kings have resided in ...

Google previewLet's Go 2009 Spain & Portugal with Morocco (2008)

by Anna Kathryn Kendrick, Meagan Michelson, Daniel Barbero

The Alcazar is a network of splendid patios and courtyards, around which court life revolved. From the moment you step through the Patio de la ...

Google previewA General Collection of the Best and Most Interesting Voyages and Travels (1812)

by John Pinkerton

The Alcazar is a magnificent edifice, begun and for a long time inhabited by the Moorish kings, it was'enlarged by the king Don Pedro, and afterwards by Charles V, who added some tasty embellishments. Many Spanish kings have resided in it ...

Google previewUniversal Gazetteer and Geographical Dictionary (1845)

More Complete Than Any Hitherto Published. With Maps

Of the edifices not ecclesiastical, the most conspicuous are the Alcazar or palace, the Lonja or exchange, the artillery school, and the mint. The Alcazar is a Moorish building. Though the outside is mean, ...

Google previewThe Literary Digest (1920)

The DUPLEX ALCAZAR is the original two-ranges-in-one. It burns gas and coal or wood, singly or together, and can be changed instantly from one to the other. If you want an exceptionally hot oven, don't put on more coal—just turn on the gas ...

Google previewThe Americana (1908)

A Universal Reference Library, Comprising the Arts and Sciences, Literature, History, Biography, Geography, Commerce, Etc., of the World by Frederick Converse Beach, George Edwin Rines

The Alcazar is the chief specimen of Moorish architecture in Seville, and only second to the Alhambra in beauty and interest. It was founded in 1181, was the Arabian royal palace, and was surrounded by walls and towers. Its most conspicuous ...

Google previewEncyclopaedia Britannica0 (1875)

A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and General Literature. A - Ana. 1

ALCAZAR DE SAN JUAN, a Spanish town, in the province of Ciudad Real, 45 miles N.E. of Ciudad Real, and on the railway between Alicante and Madrid. It is a well-built town, and has manufactures of soap, saltpetre, and gunpowder. This is ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Islam (2009)

by Juan Eduardo Campo

Cordoba's first Muslim rulers built the Alcazar, the main government palace, next to the grand mosque, following the urban palace-mosque pattern used in cities of the Islamicate Middle East. When Christian forces captured Cordoba in 1236, ...

Google previewSturgis' Illustrated Dictionary of Architecture and Building (1989)

An Unabridged Reprint of the 1901-2 Edition by Russell Sturgis

In Roman arehieology, a eontrivanee for displaying pnhliely legal and other ALCAZAR notiees. One form of the alham seems to have heen a panel of whitened wall, as has heen fonnd in Pompeit. ALCAMENES; senlptor. Aeeording to Pliay ...

Google previewIllustrated Dictionary of Historic Architecture (2013)

by Cyril M. Harris

alcazar A Moorish or Spanish fortress or castle. alcoran Same as minaret. alcove A small recessed space, opening directly into a larger room. aleaceria A castle, palace ...

Google previewEncyclopaedia Londinensis, or, Universal dictionary of arts, sciences, and literature (1816)

The principal towns are Ciudad Real, Occana, Alcazar, and Al- magro; for an account of which, fee the respective articles. The population is more than 200,000 inhabitants. The Mesa d'Occana is the richest and most fertile plain in the whole ...

Google previewEncyclopaedia Perthensis; Or Universal Dictionary of the Arts, Sciences, Literature, &c. Intended to Supersede the Use of Other Books of Reference (1816)

ALCAZAR, a city of Spain in New Castile, seated on the river Guardamena, which has a fortress on a high hill for its defence, and lies in a very fruitful country, ico miles NW. of Cartha- gena.

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