from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th 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.
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- proper n. The place name of various cities and counties.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- 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)