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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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