What does Cisco mean?

Definitions for Cisco
ˈsɪs koʊcis·co

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. lake herring, cisconoun

    cold-water fish caught in Lake Superior and northward

  2. cisco, lake herring, Coregonus artedinoun

    important food fish of cold deep lakes of North America


  1. cisconoun

    Any North American freshwater fish of the genus Coregonus that live in cold water lakes

  2. Etymology: Back formation from ciscoette, from siscowet.


  1. Cisco

    Cisco (officially known as Cisco Systems, Inc.) is an American multinational technology conglomerate corporation headquartered in San Jose, California. Integral to the growth of Silicon Valley, Cisco develops, manufactures, and sells networking hardware, software, telecommunications equipment and other high-technology services and products. Cisco specializes in specific tech markets, such as the Internet of Things (IoT), domain security, videoconferencing, and energy management with leading products including Webex, OpenDNS, Jabber, Duo Security, and Jasper. Cisco is one of the largest information technology companies in the world ranking 63 on the Fortune 100 with $49 billion in revenue and nearly 80,000 employees.Cisco Systems was founded in December 1984 by Leonard Bosack and Sandy Lerner, two Stanford University computer scientists who had been instrumental in connecting computers at Stanford. They pioneered the concept of a local area network (LAN) being used to connect distant computers over a multiprotocol router system. By the time the company went public in 1990, Cisco had a market capitalization of $224 million; by the end of the dot-com bubble in the year 2000, this had increased to $500 billion, surpassing Microsoft as the world's most valuable company. As of December 2021, Cisco had a market capitalization of around $267 billion.Cisco stock (CSCO) was added to the Dow Jones Industrial Average on June 8, 2009, and is also included in the S&P 500 Index, the Russell 1000 Index, NASDAQ-100 Index and the Russell 1000 Growth Stock Index.In 2021, Fortune ranked Cisco number one for the second year on their annual list of the 100 Best Companies to Work For based on employee satisfaction surveying. LinkedIn and Glassdoor also ranked Cisco as a top place to work in 2021 and recent years.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Cisconoun

    the Lake herring (Coregonus Artedi), valuable food fish of the Great Lakes of North America. The name is also applied to C. Hoyi, a related species of Lake Michigan


  1. Cisco

    Cisco is a city in Eastland County, Texas, United States. The population was 3,899 at the 2010 census.


  1. Cisco

    Cisco designs and sells hardware, software, networking, and communications technology services. Products are distributed under five brands, namely Cisco, Linksys, WebEx, IronPort, and Scientific Atlanta.Cisco was founded in 1984 by a small group of computer scientists from Stanford University. Since the company’s inception, Cisco engineers have been leaders in the development of Internet Protocol (IP)-based networking technologies.Cisco name is based on its origins starting up in San Francisco.

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. cisco

    A fish of the herring kind, of which thousands of barrels are annually taken and salted in Lake Ontario.

Editors Contribution

  1. CISCO

    Brand on packaging of lard product. Frying, baking, nonstick coating on cooking surface.

    Submitted by rinat on December 8, 2020  

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Surnames Frequency by Census Records

  1. CISCO

    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Cisco is ranked #10541 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Cisco surname appeared 3,042 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 1 would have the surname Cisco.

    77.2% or 2,351 total occurrences were White.
    8.2% or 252 total occurrences were Black.
    7.1% or 216 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.
    4.7% or 144 total occurrences were American Indian or Alaskan Native.
    2% or 62 total occurrences were of two or more races.
    0.5% or 17 total occurrences were Asian.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Cisco in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Cisco in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Examples of Cisco in a Sentence

  1. Daniel Ives:

    IBM as well as other tech stalwarts such as Oracle, SAP, HP and Cisco face major headwinds as they adjust to this new cloud paradigm shift, which coupled with a cloudy IT spending environment have negatively impacted results.

  2. Matt Sheppard:

    Almost immediately they started to dismiss everything that we did, eric was dismissed, along with the other leadership at Cisco WebEx, as being kind of second rate.

  3. David Knight:

    Nobody thinks of web conferencing as mission critical. But when a meeting goes south and you've got eight or ten executives on the call, it's a big deal, if Cisco WebEx was down for five minutes, I would spend the next month traveling and meeting customers, explaining to them why Cisco WebEx happened and why Cisco WebEx wouldn't happen again.

  4. Beth Kindig:

    Everyone had Cisco WebEx, or they had Microsoft Suites, but everyone used Zoom because of how easy Cisco WebEx was to just send out that link.

  5. Kinngai Chan:

    Cisco in some quarters contributes up to 11% of Marvell's total sales. ... Huawei is only about a 5% to 6% customer.

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    openly distrustful and unwilling to confide
    • A. cosmopolitan
    • B. alternate
    • C. obnoxious
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