What does Alamo mean?

Definitions for Alamo
ˈæl əˌmoʊ, ˈɑ lə-alam·o

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Alamonoun

    a siege and massacre at a mission in San Antonio in 1836; Mexican forces under Santa Anna besieged and massacred American rebels who were fighting to make Texas independent of Mexico

Wiktionary

  1. alamonoun

    A poplar tree of Southwestern U.S.; the cottonwood.

  2. Alamonoun

    An infamous fort in San Antonio, Texas, USA.

  3. Alamonoun

    Something heavily guarded.

  4. Etymology: From álamo

Wikipedia

  1. alamo

    The Battle of the Alamo (February 23 – March 6, 1836) was a pivotal event and military engagement in the Texas Revolution. Following a 13-day siege, Mexican troops under President General Antonio López de Santa Anna reclaimed the Alamo Mission near San Antonio de Béxar (modern-day San Antonio, Texas, United States), killing most of the occupants. Santa Anna's refusal to take prisoners during the battle inspired many Texians and Tejanos to join the Texian Army. Motivated by a desire for revenge, as well as their written desire to preserve a border open to immigration and the importation and practice of slavery, the Texians defeated the Mexican Army at the Battle of San Jacinto, on April 21, 1836, ending the rebellion in favor of the newly formed Republic of Texas. Several months previously, Texians, who were primarily recent immigrants from the US, had killed or driven out all Mexican troops in Mexican Texas. About 100 Texians were then garrisoned at the Alamo. The Texian force grew slightly with the arrival of reinforcements led by eventual Alamo co-commanders James Bowie and William B. Travis. On February 23, approximately 1,500 Mexicans marched into San Antonio de Béxar as the first step in a campaign to retake Texas. For the next 10 days, the two armies engaged in several skirmishes with minimal casualties. Aware that his garrison could not withstand an attack by such a large force, Travis wrote multiple letters pleading for more men and supplies from Texas and from the United States, but the Texians were reinforced by fewer than a hundred men, because the United States had a treaty with Mexico at the time, and supplying troops and weapons would have been an overt act of war against Mexico. In the early morning hours of March 6, the Mexican Army advanced on the Alamo. After repelling two attacks, the Texians were unable to fend off a third attack. As Mexican soldiers scaled the walls, most of the Texian fighters withdrew into interior buildings. Those who were unable to reach these points were slain by the Mexican cavalry as they attempted to escape. Between five and seven Texians may have surrendered; if so, they were quickly executed. Several noncombatants were sent to Gonzales to spread word of the Texian defeat. The news sparked both a strong rush to join the Texian army and a panic, known as "The Runaway Scrape", in which the Texian army, most settlers, and the government of the new, self-proclaimed but officially unrecognized Republic of Texas fled eastward toward the U.S. ahead of the advancing Mexican Army. Within Mexico, the battle has often been overshadowed by events from the Mexican–American War of 1846–1848. In 19th-century Texas, the Alamo complex gradually became known as a battle site rather than a former mission. The Texas Legislature purchased the land and buildings in the early part of the 20th century and designated the Alamo chapel as an official Texas State Shrine. The Alamo has been the subject of numerous non-fictions beginning in 1843. Most Americans, however, are more familiar with the myths and legends spread by many of the movie and television adaptations, including the 1950s Disney mini-series Davy Crockett and John Wayne's 1960 film The Alamo.

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  1. alamo

    The Alamo is a historic site located in San Antonio, Texas, USA. It was originally built as a Spanish mission and fortress compound in the 18th century and later used as a military garrison by various nations. It is best known for the Battle of the Alamo in 1836, where a small group of Texans held fort against the Mexican army but was eventually defeated. Today, the Alamo stands as a symbol of courage and sacrifice for the cause of liberty.

Wikidata

  1. Alamo

    Alamo, Texas, in what is nicknamed the "Land of Two Summers," is a town in the irrigated area of southern Hidalgo County, Texas. This town was incorporated in 1924, and it was named for the Alamo Land and Sugar Company, not the famous Texas Alamo Mission, 240 miles to the north. The town is located in an area of abundant vegetable farming and citrus groves, and it is a noted winter resort/retirement town near the Mexico-U.S. border. Alamo is also one of the Rio Grande Valley's gateways to Mexico, via U.S. Route 281 and Nuevo Progreso, Tamaulipas. Alamo's population was just 18,353 at the time of the 2010 U.S. Census. Alamo is part of the McAllen–Edinburg–Mission and Reynosa–McAllen metropolitan areas.

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Surnames Frequency by Census Records

  1. ALAMO

    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Alamo is ranked #9433 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Alamo surname appeared 3,448 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 1 would have the surname Alamo.

    81.4% or 2,807 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.
    12.3% or 425 total occurrences were White.
    3.5% or 123 total occurrences were Asian.
    1.9% or 66 total occurrences were Black.
    0.6% or 22 total occurrences were of two or more races.
    0.1% or 5 total occurrences were American Indian or Alaskan Native.

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Alamo in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Alamo in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of Alamo in a Sentence

  1. San Jacinto:

    Remember the Alamo

  2. Greg Abbott:

    Stop political correctness in our schools. Of course Texas schoolchildren should be taught that Alamo defenders were ‘ Heroic ’ ! i fully expect the State Board of Education to agree. Contact your SBOE Member to complain.

  3. Benjamin Risha:

    He was made to smack his mother, he had to do it three times before the smacks were loud enough for Tony Alamo to approve of them … His control was absolute. No one told him no. It was pretty horrible. Something as simple as falling asleep in church could get you in trouble, even though it was the third time you ’d been at church that day, and you had already worked and gone to school and prayed for several hours. We would be nodding off. But if someone went to sleep ? God forbid you got caught. It was pretty bad … I wanted to know what life was like beyond this.

  4. City Councilman Joe Krier:

    We need for Alamo Plaza to have the kind of reverence and respect for history that we see in places like the battlefield at Gettysburg and at the monuments at Pearl Harbor.

  5. Sarah Gould:

    Other than the Alamo, which has had quite a bit of changes to it, the other four are in really wonderful condition.

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