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

  • A city of western California southeast of San Francisco. Named by a Spanish expedition in 1776, it was the center of a Mexican colony from 1822 to 1846. Population: 91,600.

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  • n. a town in California to the south of San Francisco


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  • Some miles beyond Mariquina, there is a most curious cave, of great extent, at the village of San Mateo, which is well worthy of a visit by the curious.

    Recollections of Manilla and the Philippines During 1848, 1849 and 1850

  • With them he waited the dreaded royalist in a place called San Mateo, where he was attacked by an army at least four times as large as his.

    Simon Bolivar the Liberator

  • A trend in terms of the number of public companies in Silicon Valley (a region we define as San Mateo and Santa Clara counties and southern Alameda County). - latest science and technology news stories

  • This was called San Mateo, and I was told it is one of the poorest neighborhoods in the entire western hemisphere. TravelStream™ — Recent Entries at

  • The ceremony will be at the Dunn's Creek Baptist Church in the town of San Mateo, which is just north of Satsuma. - Local News

  • If folks commute from San Jose to Sunnyvale or San Mateo, that is better in terms of vehicle use and emissions than if they commute from Salinas or Manteca.


  • Half Moon Bay is soliciting proposals from neighboring cities such as San Mateo and Pacifica for policing services.

    Half Moon Bay Faces Financial Brink

  • Within half a day's journey from Manila there are several well-known marauders 'haunts, such as San Mateo, Imus, Silan, Indan, the mouths of the Hagonoy River (Pampanga), etc.

    The Philippine Islands

  • I really like both of them, particularly like the "San Mateo" roast.

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  • "We're seeing these plans getting increasingly complex, with more fine print about what they will pay," says Joshua Greenberg , president of HealthCPA in San Mateo, Calif., which offers fee-based Medicare counseling.

    The Medicare Race Is On


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