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

  • See Saint Augustine2.
  • The capital of Texas, in the south-central part of the state. Austin was selected as the capital of the Republic of Texas in 1839 and became the permanent capital of the state of Texas in 1870. The main campus of the University of Texas (established 1881) is here. Population: 710,000.
  • Austin, Stephen Fuller 1793-1836. American colonizer and political leader who worked to make Texas a state of Mexico but later helped Texas settlers gain their independence (1836).

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • proper n. A city, the capital of Texas.
  • proper n. A patronymic surname.
  • proper n. A male given name, in modern usage transferred back from the surname.
  • proper n. A former make of British motor car.
  • adj. Augustinian

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Augustinian.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Same as Augustinian: as, Austin friars. See Augustin.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. state capital of Texas on the Colorado River; site of the University of Texas


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Medieval Anglo-Norman form of the saints' name Augustine, Latin Augustinus, derivative of Augustus "majestic".



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