Definitions for Texasˈtɛk səs
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
a deckhouse on a river steamboat for the accommodation of officers.
Origin of texas:
1855–60,Amer.; allegedly so called from the practice of naming steamboat cabins after states
a state in the S United States. 20,851,820; 267,339 sq. mi. (692,410 sq. km).
Category: Geography (places)
Ref: Cap.: Austin. 8; Abbr.: Tex., TX
Texas, Lone-Star State, TX(noun)
the second largest state; located in southwestern United States on the Gulf of Mexico
A state of the United States of America. Capital: Austin.
the top-most cabin deck on a steamboat
1866: New Albany Ledger, October 6 (describing the steamboat Robert E. Lee)
Origin: From Texas (also Tejas), from Hasinai táyshaʔ, used to refer to the Caddo nation.
a structure on the hurricane deck of a steamer, containing the pilot house, officers' cabins, etc
Texas is the second most populous and the second-largest of the 50 states in the United States of America, and the largest state in the 48 contiguous United States. Geographically located in the South Central part of the country, Texas shares an international border with the Mexican states of Chihuahua, Coahuila, Nuevo León and Tamaulipas to the south, and borders the U.S. states of New Mexico to the west, Oklahoma to the north, Arkansas to the northeast and Louisiana to the east. Texas has an area of 268,820 square miles, and a growing population of 26.1 million residents. Houston is the largest city in Texas and the fourth-largest in the United States, while San Antonio is the second largest in the state and seventh largest in the United States. Dallas–Fort Worth and Greater Houston are the fourth and fifth largest United States metropolitan areas, respectively. Other major cities include El Paso and Austin—the state capital. Texas is nicknamed the Lone Star State to signify Texas as a former independent republic and as a reminder of the state's struggle for independence from Mexico. The "Lone Star" can be found on the Texas state flag and on the Texas state seal today.
The Nuttall Encyclopedia
the largest of the United States of America, in the extreme SW., fronts the Gulf of Mexico for 400 m. between Mexico (W.) and Louisiana (E.); has an area more than twice that of the British Isles, exhibiting a great variety of soil from rich alluvial valleys and pastoral prairies to arid deserts of sand in the S. Climate in the S. is semi-tropical, in the N. colder and drier. The useful metals are found in abundance, but agriculture and stock-raising are the chief occupations, Texas being the leading cattle-raising and cotton State in the Union; seceded from the republic of Mexico in 1835, and was an independent State till 1845, when it was annexed to the American Union. Austin is the capital and Galveston the principal port.
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