texas

noun
tex·as | \ˈtek-səs, -siz\

Definition of texas 

(Entry 1 of 2)

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

Texas

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

Definition of Texas (Entry 2 of 2)

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

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Geographical name

Texan \-sən \ adjective or noun

Examples of texas in a Sentence

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Rain is finally coming to an end across flood weary parts of south and coastal texas , however the flood threat will continue over parts of the Missippppi, Ohio Valley and into the Midatlantic again this weekend. Janice Dean, Fox News, "Severe storms, extreme heat and flood relief for Texas," 22 June 2018 Any sports writers out there willing to put texas in the preseason poll next year should be fired…..and flogged. Andrew Astleford, ajc, "WATCH: Texas fans throw stuff on field during surprising loss to Maryland, internet makes fun of Longhorns," 2 Sep. 2017 TEXAS: Republican Gov. Greg Abbott can offer incentives to job creators. David Eggert, chicagotribune.com, "Midwest states vie for big Foxconn electronics display panel factory," 23 July 2017

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First Known Use of texas

Noun

1857, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for texas

Noun

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

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