- a city in ancient Greece: the chief city of Megaris.
- Classical Mythology. a daughter of Creon whose children were slain by her husband, Hercules, in a fit of madness.
noun, plural meg·a·ra [meg-er-uh] /ˈmɛg ər ə/, meg·a·rons. (in pre-Hellenic Greek architecture)
- a building or semi-independent unit of a building, generally used as a living apartment and typically having a square or broadly rectangular principal chamber with a porch, often of columns in antis, and sometimes an antichamber or other small compartments.
- a town in E central Greece: an ancient trading city, founding many colonies in the 7th and 8th centuries bc. Pop: (municipality): 27 252 (2001)
noun plural -ra (-rə)
- a tripartite rectangular room containing a central hearth surrounded by four pillars, found in Bronze Age Greece and Asia Minor