Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • A city of northeast Florida on the St. Johns River near the Atlantic Ocean and the Georgia border. Settled in 1816, it is a major port and manufacturing center and the largest city in Florida. Population: 795,000.

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  • proper n. Name for a number of cities and towns in the United States, including the largest city in Florida.

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  • n. Florida's largest city; a port and important commercial center in northeastern Florida

Etymologies

From Jackson + ville; most are named for a person with the surname of Jackson, including many named for former United States President Andrew Jackson. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • JACKSONVILLE, September 8, 2009 Solar Energy Initiatives, Inc. [OTCBB: SNRY] today announced a partnership with three Jacksonville job training and placement agencies to train displaced workers as solar energy installation and maintenance technicians.

    WN.com - Business News

  • JACKSONVILLE - Lawrence Jay's shop in Jacksonville has been a fixture since the early days of the city's growth.

    Daily Progress, Jacksonville, TX Homepage

  • JACKSONVILLE, FL --- For the second straight year, defensive lineman Derrick Mitchell (Jacksonville, FL First Coast) showed up at the Jacksonville Under Armour combine and made a statement.

    GatorCountry.com - Latest Headlines

  • JACKSONVILLE - A Jacksonville man has pleaded guilty to DUI manslaughter in a crash that left a St. John's County deputy dead.

    Local News from Star-Banner

  • JACKSONVILLE, Fla -- The First Alert Weather Team is keeping an eye on dense fog which has developed from Jacksonville north into Coastal Georgia.

    Action News: Top Stories

  • JACKSONVILLE -- February 5, 2009: Tim Clarke has been tapped as the new programmer at Cox Radio's Top 40 WAPE / Jacksonville, coming over from the MD job at sister WBLI / Nassau-Suffolk.

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  • JACKSONVILLE, FL -- The NAACP is calling on change in Jacksonville after recent gunfire at Ribault High School and other shootings.

    Firstcoastnews.com Local News

  • JACKSONVILLE, FL -- Job News is hosting a job fair today in Jacksonville.

    Firstcoastnews.com Local News

  • JACKSONVILLE -- The Normal West High School boys track team won three events to score 69.5 points and place third in the 16-team Illinois College Invitational indoor meet at Jacksonville Saturday.

    News from www.pantagraph.com

  • JACKSONVILLE, FL -- The City of Jacksonville paid out over $32 million in overtime throughout various departments in 2008.

    Firstcoastnews.com Local News

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