texas

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noun tex·as \ˈtek-səs, -siz\

Definition of texas

  1. :  a structure on the awning deck of a steamer that contains the officers' cabins and has the pilothouse in front or on top

Origin and Etymology of texas

Texas, state of U.S.; from the naming of cabins on Mississippi steamboats after states, the officers' cabins being the largest


First Known Use: 1857


Texas

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geographical name Tex·as \ˈtek-səs, -siz\

Definition of Texas

  1. state in the southern U.S. bordering on Mexico and the Gulf of Mexico; capital Austin area 266,807 square miles (691,030 square kilometers), population 25,145,561

Texan

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TEXAS Defined for English Language Learners

Texas

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geographical name

Definition of Texas for English Language Learners

  • : state of the U.S.


TEXAS Defined for Kids

Texas

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geographical name Tex·as \ˈtek-səs, -siz\

Definition of Texas for Students

  1. state S U.S.; capital, Austin



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