Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • A city of northern California on a peninsula between the Pacific Ocean and San Francisco Bay. It was founded as Yerba Buena in 1835 near the site of a Spanish presidio and mission built in 1776. The city grew into a major port during the gold rush of 1848, and survived a devastating earthquake and fire in 1906. Today it is the center of a large metropolitan area around San Francisco Bay.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • proper noun A major coastal city in California of over 800,000 widely known for its unique culture, architecture, and homosexual population
  • proper noun The extinct culture of the city of the same name also known as the Ramaytush
  • proper noun Any place or institution named after St. Francis

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

  • noun a port in western California near the Golden Gate that is one of the major industrial and transportation centers; it has one of the world's finest harbors; site of the Golden Gate Bridge

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Examples

  • Just like San Francisco is code for "gay" in the Speaker Nancy Pelosi fear and smear ads.

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  • She sneers when says the words "San Francisco" when bringing up Bitter-gate, the way Republicans do when they are using San Francisco as a code word for "gay".

    Audio: Hillary Privately Blasted "The Activist Base Of The Democratic Party" For Caucus Defeats

  • I also have a goldenrod-colored scarf (you know, one of those pashmina-y things) that goes nicely with this, and about two weeks ago I was in "the city" (which seems to be what you call San Francisco, if you live near it) wearing this dress, that scarf, and an old denim Levi's jacket I swiped from my Dad in roughly 1987 (with bright pink leather gloves sticking out of the breast pocket) and a tourist actually STOPPED ME ON THE STREET and asked to take my picture.

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  • I also have a goldenrod-colored scarf (you know, one of those pashmina-y things) that goes nicely with this, and about two weeks ago I was in "the city" (which seems to be what you call San Francisco, if you live near it) wearing this dress, that scarf, and an old denim Levi's jacket I swiped from my Dad in roughly 1987 (with bright pink leather gloves sticking out of the breast pocket) and a tourist actually STOPPED ME ON THE STREET and asked to take my picture.

    January 2010

  • At the time, inner-city farming in San Francisco was at a lull after a nonprofit called the San Francisco League of Urban Gardeners, or SLUG — which had led much of the city's urban farm efforts — collapsed due to a political scandal.

    Fewer Farms to Feed 'Local' Appetite

  • At the time, inner-city farming in San Francisco was at a lull after a nonprofit called the San Francisco League of Urban Gardeners, or SLUG — which had led much of the city's urban farm efforts — collapsed due to a political scandal.

    Fewer Farms to Feed 'Local' Appetite

  • At the time, inner-city farming in San Francisco was at a lull after a nonprofit called the San Francisco League of Urban Gardeners, or SLUG — which had led much of the city's urban farm efforts — collapsed due to a political scandal.

    Fewer Farms to Feed 'Local' Appetite

  • At the time, inner-city farming in San Francisco was at a lull after a nonprofit called the San Francisco League of Urban Gardeners, or SLUG — which had led much of the city's urban farm efforts — collapsed due to a political scandal.

    Fewer Farms to Feed 'Local' Appetite

  • Mr. Newsom, a two-term San Francisco mayor, became nationally famous in 2004 after defying the state's ban on same-sex marriage; the Democrat could have strong support from the state's progressive base.

    California Governor's Race Starts Stirring

  • I called your San Francisco office on Monday morning.

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