What does Texas mean?

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Texas, Lone-Star State, TXnoun

    the second largest state; located in southwestern United States on the Gulf of Mexico

Wiktionary

  1. Texasnoun

    A state of the United States of America. Capital: Austin.

    Etymology: From Texas (also Tejas), from Hasinai táyshaʔ, used to refer to the Caddo nation.

  2. texasnoun

    the top-most cabin deck on a steamboat

    1866: New Albany Ledger, October 6 (describing the steamboat Robert E. Lee)

    Etymology: From Texas (also Tejas), from Hasinai táyshaʔ, used to refer to the Caddo nation.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Texasnoun

    a structure on the hurricane deck of a steamer, containing the pilot house, officers' cabins, etc

Freebase

  1. Texas

    Texas is the second most populous and the second-largest of the 50 states in the United States of America, and the largest state in the 48 contiguous United States. Geographically located in the South Central part of the country, Texas shares an international border with the Mexican states of Chihuahua, Coahuila, Nuevo León and Tamaulipas to the south, and borders the U.S. states of New Mexico to the west, Oklahoma to the north, Arkansas to the northeast and Louisiana to the east. Texas has an area of 268,820 square miles, and a growing population of 26.1 million residents. Houston is the largest city in Texas and the fourth-largest in the United States, while San Antonio is the second largest in the state and seventh largest in the United States. Dallas–Fort Worth and Greater Houston are the fourth and fifth largest United States metropolitan areas, respectively. Other major cities include El Paso and Austin—the state capital. Texas is nicknamed the Lone Star State to signify Texas as a former independent republic and as a reminder of the state's struggle for independence from Mexico. The "Lone Star" can be found on the Texas state flag and on the Texas state seal today.

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Texas

    the largest of the United States of America, in the extreme SW., fronts the Gulf of Mexico for 400 m. between Mexico (W.) and Louisiana (E.); has an area more than twice that of the British Isles, exhibiting a great variety of soil from rich alluvial valleys and pastoral prairies to arid deserts of sand in the S. Climate in the S. is semi-tropical, in the N. colder and drier. The useful metals are found in abundance, but agriculture and stock-raising are the chief occupations, Texas being the leading cattle-raising and cotton State in the Union; seceded from the republic of Mexico in 1835, and was an independent State till 1845, when it was annexed to the American Union. Austin is the capital and Galveston the principal port.

Military Dictionary and Gazetteer

  1. texas

    One of the southwestern of the United States of America, is bounded on the southwest by Mexico, from which it is separated by the Rio Grande, and on the east by Arkansas and Louisiana. La Salle, the French explorer, erected a fort on Matagorda Bay, 1687. A Spanish settlement and mission was formed in 1690, but soon abandoned. In 1715, the country was settled by the Spaniards under the name of New Philippines, and several missions established; but the Camanche and Apache Indians, among the most warlike in America, and still the terror of the border settlements, hindered the progress of the country. In 1803, when Louisiana was ceded by France to the United States, Texas, claimed by both Spain and the United States, became a disputed territory. From 1806 to 1816, settlements were formed, and several attempts made to wrest the country from Spain. In one of these, in 1813, 2500 Americans and Mexicans and 700 inhabitants of San Antonio were killed. Mina, a Spanish refugee, gained some successes, but was defeated and shot. Lafitte, a Gulf pirate, made a settlement at Galveston in 1815, but it was broken up in 1821. In 1820, Moses Austin, an American, got a large tract of land from the Mexican government, and began a settlement, which rapidly increased; but many of the settlers were of so lawless a character, that in 1830 the government forbade any more Americans coming into Texas. In 1833, a convention of settlers, 20,000 in number, made an unsuccessful attempt to form an independent Mexican state; and in 1835 a provisional government was formed, Sam Houston chosen commander-in-chief, and the Mexicans driven out of Texas. Santa Anna, president of Mexico, invaded the country with an army of 7500, but after some successes was entirely routed at San Jacinto, April 21, and Texas became an independent republic, acknowledged in 1837 by the United States, and in 1840 by England, France, and Belgium. In December, 1845, Texas was annexed to the United States, but was invaded by Mexico, which had never acknowledged its independence. A war followed (1846-48) in which Mexico was defeated. In February, 1861, Texas joined the Secession, and furnished many soldiers and immense supplies to the Confederate armies. In February, 1866, the ordinance of secession was annulled, and in 1870 the reconstruction was completed, and regular civil government restored.

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Etymology and Origins

  1. Texas

    Indian for “the place of protection,” where a colony of French refugees were kindly received in 1817.

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Texas in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Texas in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of Texas in a Sentence

  1. Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick:

    This is exactly what we have repeatedly told the Obama administration could happen and why we do not want refugees coming to Texas, there are serious questions about who these people really are, as evidenced by today's events.

  2. Carrie Severino:

    Look, he didn't know Bill Pryor and Diane Sykes but he had a legal team around him that knew how to identify people would be good candidates, he had named names before someone like [ Texas Senator and 2016 presidential candidate ] Ted Cruz, who I'm sure personally knows both those people and could have named off them off the top of his head.

  3. Ken Paxton:

    The decision to openly violate state law and devote district resources to defending Superintendent Martinez's unlawful actions is irresponsible, but if school districts decide to use their limited funding to try to get away with breaking the law, my office will oppose them and uphold the rule of law in Texas.

  4. Julie Ito Morales:

    I connected them with other facilities between North Carolina and Texas so that they brought additional animals and dropped them off at other sanctuaries as well.

  5. Smith County:

    I am grateful for the law enforcement officers who apprehended the suspect, and I ask Texans to join Cecilia and me in praying for those affected by this horrific shooting. The State of Texas is working closely with first responders and local officials to ensure that justice is served and that the Starrville community has the resources it needs during this time.

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