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[hyoo-stuh n] /ˈhyu stən/
Sam(uel) 1793–1863, U.S. soldier and political leader: president of the Republic of Texas 1836–38 and 1841–44.
a city in SE Texas: a port on a ship canal, about 50 miles (80 km) from the Gulf of Mexico. Unabridged
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  • "I believe sam houston is coming on to take charge," was the answer.

    For the Liberty of Texas Edward Stratemeyer
  • Anything was possible with such a man as sam houston near the city.

    Remember the Alamo Amelia E. Barr
  • sam houston of Texas and other distinguished gentlemen were present.

    The Mormon Battalion

    B. H. (Brigham Henry) Roberts
  • Governor sam houston, of Texas, stood like a rock against it.

    The Ifs of History

    Joseph Edgar Chamberlin
  • sam houston had ridden into town, calm, confident and talking only of victory.

    The Texan Scouts

    Joseph A. Altsheler
  • It's for sam houston to lead us to revenge, and the more men he has the better.

    The Texan Scouts

    Joseph A. Altsheler
  • Unable to get his men across to safety, sam houston died leading the last, desperate charge against the Mexican regulars.

    Remember the Alamo R. R. Fehrenbach
  • Santa Anna may destroy the colonies, but it won't be sam houston's fault.

British Dictionary definitions for sam houston


an inland port in SE Texas, linked by the Houston Ship Canal to the Gulf of Mexico and the Gulf Intracoastal Waterway: capital of the Republic of Texas (1837–39; 1842–45); site of the Manned Spacecraft Center (1964). Pop: 2 009 690 (2003 est)
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Word Origin and History for sam houston


city in Texas, U.S., founded 1836 and named for first president of Texas, Sam Houston. The family name is from the barony of Houston in Lanark.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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sam houston in Culture
Houston [(hyooh-stuhn)]

Largest city in Texas.

Note: A center of the oil industry and the headquarters of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration.
The New Dictionary of Cultural Literacy, Third Edition
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