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San Francisco

[ san fruhn-sis-koh, fran- ]
/ ˌsæn frənˈsɪs koʊ, fræn- /
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noun
a seaport in W California, on San Francisco Bay: earthquake and fire 1906; United Nations Conference 1945.
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OTHER WORDS FROM San Francisco

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)
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

Cultural definitions for San Francisco

San Francisco

A city in northern California.

notes for San Francisco

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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