Houston

[ hyoo-stuh n ]
/ ˈhyu stən /

noun

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.

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British Dictionary definitions for houston

Houston
/ (ˈhjuːstən) /

noun

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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Cultural definitions for houston

Houston
[ (hyooh-stuhn) ]

Largest city in Texas.

notes for Houston

A center of the oil industry and the headquarters of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration.
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