Definitions for Tucsonˈtu sɒn, tuˈsɒn

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Tucson(noun)

    a city in southeastern Arizona ringed by mountain ranges; long known as a winter and health resort but the population shift from industrial states to the Sunbelt resulted in rapid growth late in the 20th century


  1. Tucson(ProperNoun)

    A city located in the state of Arizona in the southwestern United States.

  2. Origin: The name Tucson comes from the O'odham name for the city, Chuk Shon, meaning "Spring at the base of the black mountain". The "black mountain" refers to the summit now known as Sentinel Peak, or "A Mountain", just to the west of Tucson's downtown area.


  1. Tucson

    Tucson is a city in and the county seat of Pima County, Arizona, United States, and home to the University of Arizona. The 2010 United States Census puts the city's population at 520,116, while the 2011 estimated population of the entire Tucson metropolitan area was 989,569. Tucson is the second-largest populated city in Arizona behind Phoenix, which both anchor the Arizona Sun Corridor. The city is located 108 miles southeast of Phoenix and 60 mi north of the U.S.-Mexico border. Tucson is the 33rd largest city and the 52nd largest metropolitan area in the United States. Roughly 150 Tucson companies are involved in the design and manufacture of optics and optoelectronics systems, earning Tucson the nickname Optics Valley. Major incorporated suburbs of Tucson include Oro Valley and Marana northwest of the city, Sahuarita south of the city, and South Tucson in an enclave south of downtown. Communities in the vicinity of Tucson include Casas Adobes, Catalina Foothills, Flowing Wells, Tanque Verde, Tortolita, New Pascua and Vail. Towns outside the Tucson metro area include Benson to the southeast, Catalina and Oracle to the north, and Green Valley to the south.

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  1. Chris Warren:

    Someone in Tucson sent her a bus ticket. We think the killer did and they may have been in contact somehow.

  2. Ryu Yen-wha:

    The new model should help lift Hyundai sales, but market conditions are tough now. Differentiating the Tucson from the rest of the pack will be challenging.

  3. John McCain:

    Listen, Bernie Sanders came to Tucson, Arizona, a couple months ago and 13,000 people showed up, OK? and look at how he's doing in the polls in New Hampshire -- and it isn't just because he's from a neighboring state.

  4. Randy Serraglio:

    Just knowing that this amazing cat is right out there, just 25 miles from downtown Tucson, is a big thrill, el Jefe has been living more or less in our backyard for more than three years now. It’s our job to make sure that his home is protected and he can get what he needs to survive.

  5. Clay Corn:

    They have n’t gotten the message to us yet, i think mutual cooperation between our agencies would certainly benefit both of us since we are the agency that would be holding these prisoners. Communication appears more organized in Texas and Arizona, where getting the word out to sheriffs appeared to have worked. According to a spokeswoman for the El Paso County Sheriff ’s Office, jurisdictions received a letter from Texas Commission on Jail Standards on Nov. 25, 2014 stating The Priority Enforcement Program was replacing the Secure Communities Program. At the Pima County Adult Detention Complex in Tucson, Ariz., officials there say while communication with ICE has been fluid in recent years, the alleged murder in July of Kate Steinle on a San Francisco pier by a criminal illegal alien who had been deported five previous times has heightened their vigilance in making the system work.

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