[dal-uh s]
  1. George Miff·lin [mif-lin] /ˈmɪf lɪn/, 1792–1864, U.S. diplomat: vice-president of the U.S. 1845–49.
  2. a city in NE Texas.
Related formsDal·las·ite, noun
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Contemporary Examples of dallas

Historical Examples of dallas

  • Dallas, the secretary of state, Gallatin's friend, was one of this troop.

    Albert Gallatin

    John Austin Stevens

  • Mr. Gallatin was apprised of it by Mr. Dallas in January, 1814.

    Albert Gallatin

    John Austin Stevens

  • Translated in 1859 by Mr. Dallas under the title "Facts for Darwin."

    Our Common Insects

    Alpheus Spring Packard

  • The government's headquarters were at Dallas, with a retinue of officials in charge.

    Land of the Burnt Thigh

    Edith Eudora Kohl

  • Nevertheless, Dallas prevailed on him to omit certain "ludicrous stanzas."

British Dictionary definitions for dallas


  1. a city in NE Texas, on the Trinity River: scene of the assassination of President John F. Kennedy (1963). Pop: 1 208 318 (2003 est)
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Word Origin and History for dallas


city in Texas, U.S., settled 1841, named 1846 for George M. Dallas (1792-1864), U.S. vice president under Polk (1845-49); the family name (13c.) is from the barony of Dallas (Moray) or means "dweller at the house in the dale."

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

dallas in Culture


Large industrial and commercial city in northeastern Texas.

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