Houston

biographical name
Hous·​ton | \ ˈhyü-stən How to pronounce Houston (audio) , ˈyü- \

Definition of Houston

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Samuel 1793–1863 American general; president of the Republic of Texas (1836–38; 1841–44)

Houston

geographical name
Hous·​ton | \ ˈhyü-stən How to pronounce Houston (audio) , ˈyü- \

Definition of Houston (Entry 2 of 2)

city and port in southeastern Texas connected with Galveston Bay by the Houston Ship Channel , which is 50 miles (80 kilometers long) population 2,099,451

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Houstonian \ hyü-​ˈstō-​nē-​ən How to pronounce Houston (audio) , yü-​ , -​nyən \ noun
Houstonite \ ˈhyü-​stə-​ˌnīt How to pronounce Houston (audio) , ˈyü-​ \ noun

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“Houston.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Houston. Accessed 12 May. 2021.

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