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

  • A city of southern California on the Santa Barbara Channel west-northwest of Los Angeles. Site of an early Spanish presidio and mission, it is a residential and resort community with aerospace and electronics research and development industries. Population: 85,700.

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  • proper n. A place name of many cities

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

  • n. a town in southwestern California on the Pacific Ocean


From Spanish, meaning Saint Barbara (Wiktionary)


  • The second time I called Santa Barbara, Sawyer answered, breathless, after the third ring.

    Manner of Death

  • Twenty years ago, I started a nonprofit called Santa Barbara Presents; the name then changed to Art Without Limits, and we couldn't find a really good space.

    The Santa Barbara Independent stories

  • The triggering event that began Earth Day was a blowout in Santa Barbara, California that became known as the Santa Barbara Blowout.

    Democracy Now!

  • General Dynamics, a supplier for the American army in the Iraq and Afghanistan wars, acquired tank maker Santa Barbara from the Spanish government in 2001.

    Spain aims at 3 bln euro Saudi arms deal -paper | Reuters

  • Their popular accounts are built on the pioneering theoretical work of what is sometimes referred to as the Santa Barbara school of evolutionary psychology, led by anthropologists Donald Symons and John Tooby and psychologist Leda Cosmides, all at the University of California, Santa Barbara.

    Signs of the Times

  • 'Monk' had the Condors, my current Ahab-like O'Bsession; '1st & 10' had the California Bulls, and the most recent episode of 'Psych' had the Thunderbirds, which apparently called Santa Barbara home.

    Archive 2009-02-01

  • Those winds have pushed the fire up and down canyons in the towering Santa Ynez Mountains that ring Santa Barbara, which is roughly 90 miles northwest of Los Angeles.

    Evacuation Order Lifted for Most in Area of Santa Barbara Fire

  • We mentioned looking for venues in Santa Barbara, which is a couple hours from L.A., or in Napa Valley.

    sTORI Telling

  • A woman named Jill called the Santa Barbara police and let ` s listen to what happened.

    CNN Transcript Oct 1, 2008

  • But remember, Jay Leno is on the list of witnesses here, and his testimony I think is going to be devastating and it is really going to help Michael Jackson because he was shaken down by this victim and his mother, apparently, according to Leno, who called the Santa Barbara authorities and said, You ought to pay attention to these people, they're trying to defraud money out of me.

    CNN Transcript Mar 2, 2005


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