Definition of Houston

1. Noun. The largest city in Texas; located in southeastern Texas near the Gulf of Mexico; site of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration.

Generic synonyms: City, Metropolis, Urban Center, Port
Group relationships: Lone-star State, Texas, Tx

2. Noun. United States politician and military leader who fought to gain independence for Texas from Mexico and to make it a part of the United States (1793-1863).

Definition of Houston

1. Proper noun. (surname habitational) ¹

2. Proper noun. A city in Texas, USA, named after (w Sam Houston). ¹

3. Proper noun. Any of a number of other places in the English-speaking world. ¹

4. Proper noun. (surnames male given name) of mainly American usage, transferred from the surname. ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Houston

House of Islam
House of Keys
House of Lancaster
House of Lords
House of Parliament
House of Representatives
House of Tudor
House of War
House of Windsor
House of York
Houses of Parliament
Housing and Urban Development
Houssay animal
Houssay syndrome
Houston's folds
Houston's valves
Houston, we have a problem
Hout Bay
Howard Carter
Howard Florey
Howard Hughes
Howard Lindsay
Howard Robard Hughes

Literary usage of Houston

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. South Eastern Reporter by West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals, West Publishing Company, South Carolina Supreme Court (1906)
"Action by WR Polk, Jr., against WJ houston and others. Judgment for plaintiff, and defendants bring error, and plaintiff prosecutes a cross-bill of ..."

2. Appletons' Annual Cyclopaedia and Register of Important Events (1875)
"houston is the centre of the railroad system of the State, and attracts the ... There are six diverging lines: the houston & Texas Central ; the houston ..."

3. United States Supreme Court Reports by Lawyers Co-operative Publishing Company, United States Supreme Court (1890)
""A. It was all in one account, so far as the account of the houston and Texas Central Railway Company was concerned, and whether the advances were made for ..."

4. Sunset by Southern Pacific Company. Passenger Dept, Southern Pacific Company (1912)
"These, then, are the claims on which houston bases her high hopes. She is the farthest inland ... Why should not houston look forward to her million mark? ..."

5. Science by American Association for the Advancement of Science (1888)
"The motors of the Thomson-houston Electric Company, like all the other apparatus ... In addition to the stationary motor, the Thomson-houston Company have ..."

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