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San Francisco

[san fruh n-sis-koh, fran-] /ˌsæn frənˈsɪs koʊ, fræn-/
a seaport in W California, on San Francisco Bay: earthquake and fire 1906; United Nations Conference 1945.
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San Franciscan, adjective, noun Unabridged
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  • And there is a moral in that which the san franciscan speaks.

  • And there is such a thing, you know, as a regular san franciscan.

  • The "city" does its best to put the san franciscan in good condition.

    The Native Son Inez Haynes Irwin
  • It may be this sense of possible disaster in the air that makes san franciscan society go with so captivating a rush and whirl.

    From Sea to Sea Rudyard Kipling
  • "California is to all purposes, practical and social—a great island," your san franciscan will explain to you.

  • Your san franciscan is rightly proud of the progress made since the great disaster.

  • A certain san franciscan is famous for much generous and unobtrusive philanthropy.

    The Native Son Inez Haynes Irwin
  • All this alien picturesqueness adds enormously of course to the san franciscan's native picturesqueness.

    The Californiacs Inez Haynes Irwin
  • He was a type of the fresh young san franciscan whose ways are not as all ways.

    The Californians

    Gertrude Franklin Horn Atherton
  • These rascals take good care to be non-sensational in their methods, and what the san franciscan doesn't see doesn't worry him.

    Ancestors Gertrude Atherton
British Dictionary definitions for san franciscan

San Franciscan

/ˌsæn frænˈsɪskən/
a native or inhabitant of San Francisco
of or relating to San Francisco or its inhabitants

San Francisco

/ˌsæn frænˈsɪskəʊ/
a port in W California, situated around the Golden Gate: developed rapidly during the California gold rush; a major commercial centre and one of the world's finest harbours. Pop: 751 682 (2003 est)
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Word Origin and History for san franciscan

San Francisco

city in California, U.S., named in Spanish for St. Francis of Assisi; the name first recorded in reference to this region 1590s, reinforced by long association of the area with the Franciscan order.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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san franciscan in Culture

San Francisco definition

A city in northern California.

Note: Site of the Golden Gate Bridge.
Note: A major West Coast intellectual center.
Note: Also, a center of gay culture.
Note: Known for its history of major earthquakes.
The New Dictionary of Cultural Literacy, Third Edition
Copyright © 2005 by Houghton Mifflin Company.
Published by Houghton Mifflin Company. All rights reserved.
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