Pronunciation: (al"ig-zan'drē-u, -zän'-),[key] —n. 1. Arabic, Al-Iskandarîyah. a seaport in N Egypt, in the Nile delta: founded in 332 b.c. by Alexander the Great; ancient center of learning. 2,201,000.
2. a city in NE Virginia, S of the District of Columbia. 103,217.
3. a city in central Louisiana, on the Red River. 51,565.