noun, plural al·a·mos. Southwestern U.S.
Origin of alamo
Definition for alamo (2 of 2)
Examples from the Web for alamo
According to League, Alamo Drafthouse was actively working with Sony on Monday on the possibility of screening The Interview.The Inside Story of How Sony’s ‘The Interview’ Finally Made It to Theaters|Marlow Stern|December 23, 2014|DAILY BEAST
For them, this is a battle every bit as symbolic and important as the Alamo once was to Americans.In the Battle for Kobani, ISIS Falls Back. But for How Long?|Jamie Dettmer|October 20, 2014|DAILY BEAST
As a boy in Alamo, a tiny Mormon ranching community in Lincoln County 90 miles north of Las Vegas, Lamb was one of 11 children.The Cowboy Sheriff of Las Vegas Rides Into ‘Mob Museum’|John L. Smith|June 8, 2014|DAILY BEAST
This show started as a one-off joke at the Alamo Drafthouse in 2007 after viewing this.‘Love & Air Sex’: A Rowdy Film that Demystifies the Kinky Air Sex Championships|Chris Trew|February 8, 2014|DAILY BEAST
According to Watts, the moms staged a counter event, one mile away from the Alamo protest.
It would seem that this statement is erroneous, apart from the fact that it conflicts with the prior date in reference to Alamo.A Tramp Through the Bret Harte Country|Thomas Dykes Beasley
Not a few of them remembered they had lost a brother on the plains of Goliad, or at the fortress of the Alamo.The Rifle Rangers|Captain Mayne Reid
Great quantities of smoke hung over the Alamo and had penetrated every part of it.The Texan Scouts|Joseph A. Altsheler
In 1785 the troops were obliged to retire into the Alamo at San Antonio, in order to be secured from their raids.
Her route took her through Alamo plaza again, and the streets which still bore witness to the presence of the Carnival.Mary Ware in Texas|Annie F. Johnston
British Dictionary definitions for alamo
Word Origin and History for alamo
nickname of Franciscan Mission San Antonio de Valeroin (begun 1718, dissolved 1793) in San Antonio, Texas; American Spanish, literally "poplar" (in New Spain, also "cottonwood"), from alno "the black poplar," from Latin alnus "alder" (cf. alder).
Perhaps so called in reference to trees growing nearby (cf. Alamogordo, New Mexico, literally "big poplar," and Spanish alameda "a public walk with a row of trees on each side"); but the popular name seems to date from the period 1803-13, when the old mission was the base for a Spanish cavalry company from the Mexican town of Alamo de Parras in Nueva Vizcaya.
Culture definitions for alamo
A fort, once a chapel, in San Antonio, Texas, where a group of Americans made a heroic stand against a much larger Mexican force in 1836, during the war for Texan independence from Mexico. The Mexicans, under General Santa Anna, besieged the Alamo and eventually killed all of the defenders, including Davy Crockett.