Definitions

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

  • A city of northern Spain on the Bay of Biscay west-northwest of Bilbao. It was a major port after the discovery of America and is now a resort and industrial center. Population: 182,000.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • proper n. A city and port on the north coast of Spain, the capital of the autonomous community of Cantabria
  • proper n. A department in the north of Colombia. See Wikipedia:Santander Department
  • proper n. A Spanish surname

Etymologies

Possibly from the name of Saint Andrew (through a form Sanct Ander) or from Saint Emeterio (through forms Santemter > Santenter > Santander), a martyr whose head was brought there in the third century. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • SANTANDER EYES £3 BILLION UK FLOAT - The Financial Times reports that Santander is gearing up to list its UK operations on the London Stock Exchange as soon as this autumn in a deal that could raise an estimated £3 billion (€3.5 billion) to fund growth by the Spanish bank.

    RTÉ News

  • In my area Santander is 5,000 pesos and Scotiabank is 3,000 pesos for each maximum withdrawal.

    Avoiding bank fees for ATM withdrawals

  • Santander is one ATM that offers this service and in my part of the world it is the most common machine found in the supermarkets.

    Can I get a SIM card and use my cell phone from the states?

  • Based in Santander/Spain, this house was designed by architects from A-Cero.

    Impeccable Design and Architecture: Sotogrande House, by A-Cero Architects

  • While Major Rooney was holding his audience spellbound with tales of the US mission to bring freedom to the world, the European golfers took a phone call from Seve Ballesteros – "our legend" Montgomerie said of the former captain, who is recovering in Santander from brain cancer – and listened to a talk by the great Welsh scrum-half Gareth Edwards on his experiences with the British and Irish Lions.

    Corey Pavin seeking military help turns Ryder Cup into a nonsense

  • Next I called Santander and was told they couldnt discuss my account over the phone

    Army Rumour Service

  • Following Santander's takeover of Abbey in 2004 and Bradford & Bingley in 2008, from Monday both banks will operate under the name Santander, while

    Fair Investment Company

  • Abbey, Alliance & Leicester and the savings business of Bradford & Bingley will all become known as Santander by the end of 2010.

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  • Abbey, Alliance&Leicester and the savings business of Bradford& ingley will all become known as Santander by the end of 2010.

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  • & Bingley will all become known as Santander by the end of 2010.

    The Earth Times Online Newspaper

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