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San Francisco

[san fruh n-sis-koh, fran-]
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noun
  1. a seaport in W California, on San Francisco Bay: earthquake and fire 1906; United Nations Conference 1945.
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Related formsSan Fran·cis·can, adjective, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for san franciscan

San Franciscan

noun
  1. a native or inhabitant of San Francisco
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adjective
  1. of or relating to San Francisco or its inhabitants
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San Francisco

noun
  1. 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)
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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.

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San Francisco

A city in northern California.

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Site of the Golden Gate Bridge.

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A major West Coast intellectual center.

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Also, a center of gay culture.

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Known for its history of major earthquakes.
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