What does Houston mean?

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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 .

  2. Houstonnoun

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

  3. Houstonnoun

    of mainly American usage, transferred from the surname.

  4. 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. Sam Craven:

    In 2016, they re-drew all the flood maps for Houston, you pretty much have to go in and check when the maps are re-drawn to see if you wind up in a flood zone.

  2. Ted Cruz:

    Donald Trump tweeted, referring to a lawsuit filed by a Houston man challenging the eligibility of Ted Cruz, who was born in Canada to an American mother, to be president. Then Donald Trump slammed Ted Cruz on not disclosing a Goldman Sachs loan, writing.

  3. New Texans:

    He's the quarterback of the Houston Texans, and that's all that I was concerned about, all I know is this. … He is a Houston Texan. And I wanted to be a Houston Texan. And the reason I'm in this position today is because I knew he's going to be a Houston Texan. The outside stuff that was being said is irrelevant to me.

  4. Houston Police Commander Ron Borza:

    I believe since Monday that tiger’s probably been passed around six, seven, eight times to different locations here in Houston, i don’t think it’s out of Houston yet. Maybe out of the county, but I don’t think so. I think it’s still here in Houston.

  5. Clive Davis:

    From all my personal and professional experience with Whitney from Academy Award-nominee late teenage years to Academy Award-nominee tragic premature death, I know the full Whitney Houston story has not yet been told, i am so glad that Anthony McCarten has committed to a no holds barred, musically rich screenplay that finally reveals the whole Whitney whose vocal genius deeply affected the world while Academy Award-nominee fiercely battled the demons that were to be Academy Award-nominee undoing.

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