Definitions for presidioprɪˈsɪd iˌoʊ

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

pre•sid•i•oprɪˈsɪd iˌoʊ(n.)(pl.)-sid•i•os.

  1. a garrisoned fort; military post.

    Category: Foreign Term

  2. a Spanish penal settlement.

    Category: Foreign Term

Origin of presidio:

1755–65, Amer.; < Sp < L praesidium garrison, post, lit., defense

pre•sid′i•al(adj.)

Princeton's WordNet

  1. presidio(noun)

    a fortress established in the southwestern United States by the Spanish in order to protect their missions and other holdings

    "Tucson was first settled as a walled presidio"

Wiktionary

  1. presidio(Noun)

    A garrisoned place, especially one that is or was, at one time, under Spanish control.

  2. Origin: from praesidium. Coined in 1763.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Presidio(noun)

    a place of defense; a fortress; a garrison; a fortress; a garrison or guardhouse

Freebase

  1. Presidio

    Presidio is a city in Presidio County, Texas, United States. It stands on the Rio Grande, on the opposite side of the U.S.-Mexico border from Ojinaga, Chihuahua. The population was 4,167 at the 2000 census, and had increased to 4,426 as of the 2010 US census. Presidio is on the Farm to Market Road 170, and U.S. Route 67, 18 miles south of Shafter in southern Presidio County. Presidio is about 240 miles from El Paso, which is the closest major city to this town.

CrunchBase

  1. Presidio

    Presidio Pharmaceuticals, Inc. is a specialty pharmaceutical company focused on the discovery, in-licensing, development and commercialization of novel therapeutics for viral infections, including HCV and HIV. Presidio has raised over $27 million in financing from Panorama Capital, Baker Brothers Investments, Bay City Capital, Ventures West, Nexus Medical Partners, and Sagamore Bioventures LLC.

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