from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- A city of south-central Texas southwest of Austin on the San Antonio River, flowing about 322 km (200 mi) southeast to San Antonio Bay on the Gulf of Mexico. The city was founded as a Franciscan mission in 1718 and is the site of the Alamo, which was besieged and captured by Mexican forces in February-March 1836. It has several military bases. Population: 1,300,000.
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- proper n. A city in Texas, USA
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- n. a city of south central Texas; site of the Alamo; site of several military bases and a popular haven for vacationers
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The lintels of the doorways, the spacing of the windows and slant of the roof, the elaborate facade of the church of San Antonio Abate at the east end of the square, even the intricate diagonal patterns in the stone and brick pavement, a Ligurian specialtyall of it staked a claim to some aesthetic priority.
If enemy has not left by 2100, leave patrol positions and concentrate in position 090 degrees San Antonio 15 miles by 0030; Ajax will prabobly join Cumberland on her way south.
Born at Limestone, Tennessee, August 17, 1786; member of Congress, 1827-33; served in Texan war, 1835-36; killed at The Alamo, San Antonio de Bexar, Texas, March 6, 1836.
He told them everything Woody had described to him, starting with the long training days in San Antonio and the incident with Colonel Roosevelt and their baseball at the Menger Hotel and ending with everything that happened on San Juan Hill: Uncle Owen got shot twice, Doc Lindy appeared from out of the blue, and time stood still.
To the fans of the Milwaukee Bucks and San Antonio Spurs, I showed a mock compassion.
I went on June 13, the feast of San Antonio de Padua.
The city of San Antonio, founded in 1718, sits athwart the winding San Antonio River, and like most North American cities, it has historically treated the river merely as a commercial convenience.
… We were met by Mayor Lila Cockrell and other dignitaries and put on a large air-conditioned bus … On the bus was a Mr. Henry Guerra, “the voice of San Antonio,” who gave us the history of San Antonio as we drove to the Mission of San Jose.
Among them was a green epidotic rock which Agassiz had traced to this spot from the Bay of San Antonio on the Patagonian coast, without ever finding it in place.
Luigi Manzo, of the University of Pavia, had called me in San Antonio to say that the Italian Society of Narcotics and the Italian Ministry of Health wanted me to meet with Italian journalists to explain current views of the biogenetic bases of alcohol-craving behavior, and the role of the endorphins.