San Francisco

[ san fruh n-sis-koh, fran- ]
/ ˌsæn frənˈsɪs koʊ, fræn- /

noun

a seaport in W California, on San Francisco Bay: earthquake and fire 1906; United Nations Conference 1945.

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San Fran·cis·can, adjective, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for san francisco

San Francisco

/ (ˌsæn frænˈsɪskəʊ) /

noun

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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Culture definitions for san francisco

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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