Mecca vs Shereef - What's the difference?

mecca | shereef |

As nouns the difference between mecca and shereef

is that mecca is while shereef is formerly, a member of an arab princely family descended from muhammad through his son-in-law ali and daughter fatima, the "grand shereef" being the governor of mecca.



(wikipedia Mecca)

Alternative forms

* Makkah, Makkah al-Mukkaramah

Proper noun

(en proper noun)
  • A city in Saudi Arabia, the holiest place in Islam, location of the sacred Ka'ba, and to which Muslims are required to make a hajj at least once in their lifetime.
  • Derived terms

    * Meccan


    (en noun)
  • (label) Any place considered to be a very important place to visit by people with a particular interest.
  • *{{quote-book, year=1935, author= George Goodchild
  • , title=Death on the Centre Court, chapter=5 , passage=By one o'clock the place was choc-a-bloc. […] The restaurant was packed, and the promenade between the two main courts and the subsidiary courts was thronged with healthy-looking youngish people, drawn to the Mecca of tennis from all parts of the country.}}
  • * 1991 , The Economist , The Economist Newspaper Ltd.
  • On the other side of the Atlantic, stores in Paris's chic Avenue Montaigne, a mecca for Japanese tourists, said that sales to foreigners had fallen sharply.
  • * 1997 , John Romano, Muscle Meals , page 14.
  • Living in Venice, California and training at the Mecca of bodybuilding, Gold's Gym, I've seen some of the world's most dedicated and hard-training athletes.

    Alternative forms

    * mecca




    (en noun)
  • Formerly, a member of an Arab princely family descended from Muhammad through his son-in-law Ali and daughter Fatima, the "Grand Shereef" being the governor of Mecca.
  • Alternative forms

    * sherif * xerif


    * Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913).