Definitions

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

  • A city of northeast Argentina on the Salado River northwest of Buenos Aires. Founded in 1573, it is a port with various light industries. Population: 368,000.
  • The capital of New Mexico, in the north-central part of the state northeast of Albuquerque. The Spanish established a settlement here c. 1609 on the site of ancient Native American ruins and developed it as a trade center over the next 200 years. Occupied by U.S. forces in 1846, it became territorial capital in 1851 and state capital in 1912. Population: 72,100.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • proper n. The capital city of the state of New Mexico
  • proper n. The capital city of the province of Santa Fe (Argentina)

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

  • n. capital of the state of New Mexico; located in north central New Mexico

Etymologies

From Spanish santa fe, "holy faith" (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Employees who live in different time zones can be a problem for virtual companies such as Complexica Santa Fe and Vienna are separated by eight hours, but its employees have learned to work around this problem.

    Diffusion of Innovations

  • I turned the prisoners over to him, on the 2yth day of December, 1880, and he placed them in the Santa Fe jail.

    The Authentic Life of Billy The Kid

  • His parents were Mexican-American, and his father worked as a carpenter on Santa Fe Railroad coaches.

    The Greatest Game

  • The other three we proposed to go on to Santa Fe with in the morning, although we expected, and so did Rudabaugh, that the authorities at Las Vegas would insist on holding him for the killing of the jailor.

    The Authentic Life of Billy The Kid

  • At two-forty-five A.M., she got through to an officer in Santa Fe who was able to manipulate the computer file systems and perform a rough search based on the vehicle make and the registered address, which my mom correctly deduced was my town home in Albuquerque.

    127 Hours

  • Antrim remained at and near Santa Fe for some years, or until Billy was about eight years of age.

    The Authentic Life of Billy The Kid

  • After missing six months of United's title-winning campaign with a dislocated and broken left ankle Valencia may have feared another lengthy spell on the sidelines after damaging the same joint in the 0-0 draw with Paraguay in Santa Fe on Sunday.

    Antonio Valencia nearly fractures his left ankle again

  • Deputy United States Marshal Tony Neis took the Kid and Wilson from Santa Fe to Mesilla, where the Kid was first tried, at the March, 1881, term of the District Court, for the murder of Roberts at the Mescalero Apache Indian agency, in March, 1878.

    The Authentic Life of Billy The Kid

  • Riding on to the northward I struck the old Santa Fe trail, ten miles from Fort Hays, just at break of day.

    The Life of Hon William F Cody

  • I had telegraphed to Deputy United States Marshal Charles Conklin, and found him at the Santa Fe depot, waiting for us.

    The Authentic Life of Billy The Kid

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