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təˈkoʊ mətaco·ma

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Tacomanoun

    a city in west central Washington on an arm of Puget Sound to the south of Seattle

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  1. tacoma

    Tacoma ( tə-KOH-mə) is the county seat of Pierce County, Washington, United States. A port city, it is situated along Washington's Puget Sound, 32 miles (51 km) southwest of Seattle, 31 miles (50 km) northeast of the state capital, Olympia, and 58 miles (93 km) northwest of Mount Rainier National Park. The city's population was 219,346 at the time of the 2020 census. Tacoma is the second-largest city in the Puget Sound area and the third-largest in the state. Tacoma also serves as the center of business activity for the South Sound region, which has a population of about 1 million. Tacoma adopted its name after the nearby Mount Rainier, called təˡqʷuʔbəʔ in the Puget Sound Salish dialect. It is locally known as the "City of Destiny" because the area was chosen to be the western terminus of the Northern Pacific Railroad in the late 19th century. The decision of the railroad was influenced by Tacoma's neighboring deep-water harbor, Commencement Bay. By connecting the bay with the railroad, Tacoma's motto became "When rails meet sails". Commencement Bay serves the Port of Tacoma, a center of international trade on the Pacific Coast and Washington's largest port. The city gained notoriety in 1940 for the collapse of the Tacoma Narrows Bridge, which earned the nickname "Galloping Gertie" due to the vertical movement of the deck during windy conditions. Like most industrial cities, Tacoma suffered a prolonged decline in the mid-20th century as a result of suburbanization and divestment. Since the 1990s, downtown Tacoma has experienced a period of revitalization. Developments in the downtown include the University of Washington Tacoma; the T Line (formerly Tacoma Link), the first modern electric light rail service in the state; the state's highest density of art and history museums; and a restored urban waterfront, the Thea Foss Waterway.

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  1. tacoma

    Tacoma is a city located in the state of Washington, United States. It is the county seat of Pierce County and is situated along the shores of the Puget Sound, approximately 32 miles southwest of Seattle. Tacoma is known for its vibrant arts and cultural scene, as well as being a major port city and industrial center in the region.

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  1. Tacoma

    Tacoma is a mid-sized urban port city and the county seat of Pierce County, Washington, United States. The city is on Washington's Puget Sound, 32 miles southwest of Seattle, 31 miles northeast of the state capital, Olympia, and 58 miles northwest of Mount Rainier National Park. The population was 198,397, according to the 2010 census. Tacoma is the second-largest city in the Puget Sound area and the third largest in the state. Tacoma also serves as the center of business activity for the South Sound region, which has a population of around 1 million people. Tacoma adopted its name after the nearby Mount Rainier, originally called Mount Tahoma. It is known as the "City of Destiny" because the area was chosen to be the western terminus of the Northern Pacific Railroad in the late 19th century. The decision of the railroad was influenced by Tacoma's neighboring deep-water harbor, Commencement Bay. By connecting the bay with the railroad Tacoma's motto became "When rails meet sails." Today Commencement Bay serves the Port of Tacoma, a center of international trade on the Pacific Coast and Washington state's largest port. Like most central cities, Tacoma suffered a prolonged decline in the mid-20th century as a result of suburbanization and divestment. Since the 1990s, developments in the downtown core include the University of Washington Tacoma; Tacoma Link, the first modern electric light rail service in the state; the state's highest density of art and history museums; and a restored urban waterfront, the Thea Foss Waterway.

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Tacoma

    a flourishing manufacturing town and port of Washington State, on Puget Sound; has practically sprung into existence within the last 15 years, and is the outlet for the produce of a rich agricultural and mining district.

Editors Contribution

  1. tacomanoun

    Snowy peak mountain

    We are about to climb the tacoma.

    Etymology: the Salish Indian (native American)


    Submitted by mrjackpurple on June 19, 2022  

Surnames Frequency by Census Records

  1. TACOMA

    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Tacoma is ranked #120187 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Tacoma surname appeared 144 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 0 would have the surname Tacoma.

    96.5% or 139 total occurrences were White.

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Tacoma in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Tacoma in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of Tacoma in a Sentence

  1. Gary Hartman:

    If you think you can run, you’re wrong, if you think you can hide, you’re wrong. If you think that Tacoma Police is going to give up, you’re wrong, Tacoma Police Chief Don Ramsdell said at a June 22 press conference.

  2. Anders Ibsen:

    The estimates help for an initial conversation, but Windermere Professional Partners in Tacoma are never a replacement for an experienced person who can see the property and understand the real nuances behind value.

  3. Tacoma Police spokesperson Loretta Cool:

    Tacoma Police were the people who came and started a fight.

  4. D. B. Cooper:

    Looks Like Tacoma Down There

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  • Robin Hess
    Robin Hess
    Come on! Tacoma is derived from a Native American name for Mt. Rainier. I would think you would have checked at least one of the local Native American tribes for its meaning.
    LikeReply6 years ago
    • Brent Kemp
      Brent Kemp
      Right! I grew up there and I believe it was originally Mt Tahoma and later changed to Mt Rainier. If memory serves.
      LikeReply6 years ago

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