American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- A city of western California south of San Francisco on Monterey Bay, an inlet of the Pacific Ocean. First settled in 1770 around a Franciscan mission, Monterey was a Spanish colonial capital for much of the time from 1774 to 1846, when it was taken by U.S. naval forces. The city and scenic Monterey Peninsula attract many tourists to the area. Population: 28,800.
- n. The place name of various cities and counties.
- n. a town in western California to the south of San Francisco on a peninsula at the southern end of Monterey Bay
- From Spanish, from Galician Monterrei, from monte ("mountain") + rei ("king"). (Wiktionary)
“His characters are predecessors of the Chinese he knew well from his California childhood in Monterey, people who impressed him with their sense of history and duty to their ancestors.”
“For instance, you could leave Dallas at 7 p.m. on a Turimex bus and arrive in Monterey 7 am, no change of buses or hassles at the border.”
“The street signs are very hard to see in Monterey; they are so light in color that they just sort of blend in (especially at dusk).”
“He attended the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, Calif., from which he received a doctorate in plasma physics.”
“Army; studied Arabic at the Army's Defense Language Institute in Monterey, Calif.; and lived and worked in Kuwait, Ecuador and Honduras.”
“Mr. Carpenito's credit card from CompuCredit carried the name of Monterey County Bank, a unit of Northern California Bancorp.”
“If the Fowlers are reading this, I hope they had a wonderful Thanksgiving in Monterey Park!”
“Monterey is beautiful … little known fact — Highland County has the highest mean elevation of any county in the U.S. east of the Mississippi.”
“Fleming, who covered chip equipment makers at Needham, remembers a trade group conference in Monterey, Calif. where Rajaratnam captivated dinner mates with a tale of how "he went into training with [the Tigers] and one day a bullet whizzed past his ear, and that's when he decided to go and study in England.”
“Leon is good and smart and has an Institute in Monterey Ca for public policy … he know a great deal about public policy.”
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