from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- A city of northeast Florida on the Atlantic Ocean south-southeast of Jacksonville. Founded by the Spanish in 1565, it is the oldest permanent European settlement in the United States. The city was strategically important from 1586, when Sir Francis Drake burned it, until the Civil War, when it was occupied by Union troops. Population: 12,100.
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- n. a resort city in northeastern Florida; the oldest city in the United States
- n. (Roman Catholic Church) one of the great Fathers of the early Christian church; after a dramatic conversion to Christianity he became bishop of Hippo Regius in North Africa; St. Augustine emphasized man's need for grace (354-430)
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