San José

[ sahn haw-se ]
/ ˌsɑn hɔˈsɛ /

noun

a city in and the capital of Costa Rica, in the central part.

Definition for san josé (2 of 2)

Costa Rica

[ kos-tuh ree-kuh, kaw-stuh, koh-; Spanish kaws-tah ree-kah ]
/ ˈkɒs tə ˈri kə, ˈkɔ stə, ˈkoʊ-; Spanish ˈkɔs tɑ ˈri kɑ /

noun

a republic in Central America, between Panama and Nicaragua. 19,238 sq. mi. (49,825 sq. km). Capital: San José.
Related formsCosta Rican, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for san josé (1 of 3)

San José

/ (Spanish saŋ xoˈse) /

noun

the capital of Costa Rica, on the central plateau: a major centre of coffee production in the mid-19th century; University of Costa Rica (1843). Pop: 1 145 000 (2005 est)

British Dictionary definitions for san josé (2 of 3)

Costa Rica

/ (ˈkɒstə ˈriːkə) /

noun

a republic in Central America: gained independence from Spain in 1821; mostly mountainous and volcanic, with extensive forests. Official language: Spanish. Official religion: Roman Catholic. Currency: colón. Capital: San José. Pop: 4 695 942 (2013 est). Area: 50 900 sq km (19 652 sq miles)

British Dictionary definitions for san josé (3 of 3)

San Jose

/ (ˌsæn həʊˈzeɪ) /

noun

a city in W central California: a leading world centre of the fruit drying and canning industry. Pop: 898 349 (2003 est)
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Culture definitions for san josé (1 of 2)

Costa Rica


Republic in Central America, bordered by Nicaragua to the north, the Caribbean Sea to the east, Panama to the southeast, and the Pacific Ocean to the south and west. Its capital and largest city is San José.

Note

One of the most politically stable countries of Latin America; Costa Rica is traditionally very democratic. It has a literacy rate of over ninety percent.

Culture definitions for san josé (2 of 2)

San Jose

[ (san hoh-zay, san oh-zay) ]

A city in northern California.

Note

Center for the electronics and high-tech (see also high-tech) industries. (See Silicon Valley.)
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