Definitions

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

  • A locality in northern Mexico just south of Saltillo. In the Mexican War U.S. forces led by Zachary Taylor defeated a Mexican army commanded by Santa Anna on February 22-23, 1847.

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

  • n. a pitched battle in the Mexican War in 1847; United States forces under Zachary Taylor defeated the Mexican forces under Santa Anna at a locality in northern Mexico

Etymologies

Sorry, no etymologies found.

Examples

  • Wim Wenders’ Buena Vista Social Club demonstrated how compact DV camcorders could work to the director’s advantage on intimate documentaries.

    The Movie Business Book, Third Edition

  • It happened that the two highest positions in the army were both held by Whig generals, and the victory of Buena Vista carried Zachary Taylor into the White House, in spite of the opposition of Webster and Clay, as well as that of the Democrats and the Free Soilers.

    The Life and Genius of Nathaniel Hawthorne

Comments

Log in or sign up to get involved in the conversation. It's quick and easy.