from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- A city of southeast Texas northwest of Galveston. Founded in 1836 and named for Sam Houston, it is a major industrial, commercial, and financial hub, the center of the U.S. aerospace industry, and a deep-water port connected with Galveston Bay and the Gulf of Mexico by the Houston Ship Channel. Houston is also the largest city in Texas. Population: 2,140,000.
- Houston, Samuel 1793-1863. American general and politician who fought in the Texan struggle for independence from Mexico and became president of the Republic of Texas (1836-1838 and 1841-1844). When Texas was admitted to the Union, he served as U.S. senator (1845-1859) and governor (1859-1861).
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- proper n. A habitational surname.
- proper n. A city in Texas, USA, named after Sam Houston.
- proper n. Any of a number of other places in the English-speaking world.
- proper n. A male given name of mainly American usage, transferred from the surname.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. the largest city in Texas; located in southeastern Texas near the Gulf of Mexico; site of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration
- n. 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)
Originally from a place near Glasgow, from the Middle English equivalent of ""Hugh's town". (Wiktionary)