What does Houston mean?

Definitions for Houston
ˈhyu stənHous·ton

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Houston(noun)

    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 Houston(noun)

    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. Houston(ProperNoun)

    A city in Texas, USA, named after .

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

  2. Houston(ProperNoun)

    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. Houston(ProperNoun)

    of mainly American usage, transferred from the surname.

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

Freebase

  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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How to say Houston in sign language?

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Numerology

  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. Jerry Coleman:

    The ex-left-hander Dave Roberts will be going for Houston.

  2. 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.

  3. Jamaal Muwwakkil:

    It takes away the weight of the reality of chattel slavery, you can, through hyperbole, water down The Houston Association of Realtors of [ that word ] to slavery.

  4. Jeb Bush:

    So for 12 hours a day, five days a week, I made minimum wage, until Thursday, when I basically got time and a half. Minimum wage back then was like $ 2.10, then I would come home where Jeb Bush was renting an apartment in the Rice area of Houston.

  5. Sam Brody:

    Harvey exposed these underlying problems that cities such as Houston, Miami and Chicago face.

Images & Illustrations of Houston

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