Definitions

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

  • A city of southern California on the Pacific Ocean in a widespread metropolitan area. Founded by the Spanish in 1781, it served several times as a colonial capital before incorporation in 1850. Its real growth began after the coming of the railroads in the 1870s and 1880s and the discovery of oil in the 1890s. Today it is a major shipping, manufacturing, communications, financial, and distribution center noted for its entertainment industry. Population: 3,850,000.

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  • proper n. A port of the United States that is the largest city in California and second-largest in the United States. Known for being an urban area that covers a large area.

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

  • n. a city in southern California; motion picture capital of the world; most populous city of California and second largest in the United States

Etymologies

Los Ángeles means the angels in Spanish. The city was originally a pueblo founded and named by the Spanish with the full name of: "El Pueblo de Nuestra Señora la Reina de los Ángeles de Porciúncula," which means "The Town of Our Lady the Queen of the Angels of Porziuncola." (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • It seemed hopeless, but Dilara had thought the same thing when she ran the Los Angeles marathon.

    The Ark

  • On Wednesday the couple move on to meet victims of recent flooding in the Slave Lake area and rescue and emergency services there, but for most of the coming two days they are spending private time out of the public and media spotlight before re-emerging to attend tha annual Calgary rodeo and stampede on Friday and heading south to Los Angeles to mingle in the celebrity culture of Hollywood over the weekend.

    William and Kate presented with diamonds in Yellowknife

  • The 405's load is increased by a major interchange with Interstate 10 below the south end of Sepulveda Pass and traffic associated with the University of California, Los Angeles, and Los Angeles International Airport.

    L.A. traffic steers clear of 'Carmageddon' fears

  • These findings make a strong argument for immediate reconstruction regardless of cancer stage, wrote Dr. Christopher A. Crisera, University of California, Los Angeles Medical Center, and colleagues in a journal news release.

    Study: Reconstruction safe right after mastectomy

  • Tod Goldberg is the author of the novels Living Dead Girl, a finalist for the Los Angeles Times Book Prize, and Fake Liar Cheat, as well as, most recently, the short story collection Simplify, winner of the Other Voices Short Story Collection Prize.

    Dont You Forget About Me

  • I combed both new and vintage stores across the Los Angeles area, from Melrose to Venice, the Beverly Center to Westwood, and on over to Santa Monica Place.

    Dont You Forget About Me

  • The event got its name when Los Angeles County Supervisor Zev Yaroslavsky told an early June press conference that "this doesn't need to be a Carmageddon" if people avoided driving.

    L.A. traffic steers clear of 'Carmageddon' fears

  • His writing has appeared in the Los Angeles Times, Las Vegas CityLife, Jewcy, and numerous other publications.

    Dont You Forget About Me

  • The populous San Fernando Valley lies on the north side, and the Los Angeles Basin sprawls to the south.

    L.A. traffic steers clear of 'Carmageddon' fears

  • There was another reason he chose Los Angeles as a place to take it on the lam: he had heard talk of big-time gin action there, at the Cavendish West Bridge Club downtown and at the Friars Club in Beverly Hills.

    One of a Kind

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