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ˈhyu stənHous·ton

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Houstonnoun

    the largest city in Texas; located in southeastern Texas near the Gulf of Mexico; site of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration

  2. Houston, Sam Houston, Samuel Houstonnoun

    United States politician and military leader who fought to gain independence for Texas from Mexico and to make it a part of the United States (1793-1863)

Wiktionary

  1. Houstonnoun

    A city in Texas, USA, named after .

    Etymology: Originally from a place near Glasgow, from the equivalent of ""Hugh's town".

  2. Houstonnoun

    Any of a number of other places in the English-speaking world.

    Etymology: Originally from a place near Glasgow, from the equivalent of ""Hugh's town".

  3. Houstonnoun

    of mainly American usage, transferred from the surname.

    Etymology: Originally from a place near Glasgow, from the equivalent of ""Hugh's town".

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  1. Houston

    Houston is the fourth most populous city in the United States of America, and the most populous city in the U.S. state of Texas. According to the 2011 U.S. Census, the city had a population of over 2.1 million people within a land area of 599.6 square miles. Houston is the seat of Harris County and the economic center of Houston–The Woodlands-Sugar Land, the fifth-largest metropolitan area in the U.S. with over 6 million people. Houston was founded in 1836 on land near the banks of Buffalo Bayou, now known as Allen's Landing. and incorporated as a city on June 5, 1837. The city was named after former General Sam Houston, who was president of the Republic of Texas and had commanded and won at the Battle of San Jacinto 25 miles east of where the city was established. The burgeoning port and railroad industry, combined with oil discovery in 1901, has induced continual surges in the city's population. In the mid-twentieth century, Houston became the home of the Texas Medical Center—the world's largest concentration of healthcare and research institutions—and NASA's Johnson Space Center, where the Mission Control Center is located. Rated as a global city, Houston's economy has a broad industrial base in energy, manufacturing, aeronautics, and transportation. It is also leading in health care sectors and building oilfield equipment; only New York City is home to more Fortune 500 headquarters. The Port of Houston ranks first in the United States in international waterborne tonnage handled and second in total cargo tonnage handled. The city has a population from various ethnic and religious backgrounds and a large and growing international community. It is home to many cultural institutions and exhibits, which attract more than 7 million visitors a year to the Museum District. Houston has an active visual and performing arts scene in the Theater District and offers year-round resident companies in all major performing arts.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Houston in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Houston in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Examples of Houston in a Sentence

  1. Sylvester Turner:

    On behalf of the City of Houston, I extend my condolences to the boy's family during their time of grief, the death of a loved one under any circumstance is heartbreaking, especially when we have the power to slow the spread and save lives. I encourage all eligible Houstonians ages 12 and older to get vaccinated and wear a face mask in large crowds or areas where you can not socially distance.

  2. Pat Houston:

    The Estate of Whitney Houston is more than elated to be involved with a group of people that are as passionate about Whitney's life story as we are. Whitney's legacy deserves only the best that can be given, i stand with the hearts of these partners being the chosen ones to produce a film that's uplifting and inspiring to all that loved Whitney Houston sister-in-law, giving you a reason to continue to celebrate The Voice that we all fell in love with and will cherish forever !

  3. Englishman Poulter:

    Confidence is definitely there from a perspective of feeling like I can be more aggressive right now, the (Houston) win helps a lot. I can free myself up in my mind. I can start attacking pins and just play free golf. And when you're in that position, sometimes the game feels easy when sometimes it isn't.

  4. Mayor Annise Parker:

    The defining feature of Houston is the small rivers that run through the city, many of them went over their banks and began to flood neighborhoods.

  5. Danny Russell:

    It is very hard for me to figure out what China could do uniquely from its consulate in Houston that it could not equally well do from its consulates in Boston, LA, or NY, from the embassy in DC or through non-official cover, it is inconceivable that shutting down a consulate will stop espionage.

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