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prɪˈsɪd iˌoʊpre·sidio

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. presidionoun

    a fortress established in the southwestern United States by the Spanish in order to protect their missions and other holdings

    "Tucson was first settled as a walled presidio"

Wiktionary

  1. presidionoun

    A garrisoned place, especially one that is or was, at one time, under Spanish control.

  2. Etymology: from praesidium. Coined in 1763.

Wikipedia

  1. Presidio

    A presidio (English: jail, fortification) was a fortified base established by the Spanish Empire around between 16th and 18th centuries in areas in condition of their control or influence. The presidios of Spanish Philippines in particular, were centers where the martial art of Arnis de Mano was developed from Spanish cut-and-thrust fencing style. The term is derived from the Latin word praesidium meaning protection or defense. In the Mediterranean and the Philippines, the presidios were outposts of Christian defense against Islamic raids. In the Americas, the fortresses were built to protect against raid of pirates, rival colonists, as well as Native Americans. Later in western North America, with independence, the Mexicans garrisoned the Spanish presidios on the northern frontier and followed the same pattern in unsettled frontier regions such as the Presidio de Sonoma, at Sonoma, California, and the Presidio de Calabasas, in Arizona. In western North America, a rancho del rey or king's ranch would be established a short distance outside a presidio. This was a tract of land assigned to the presidio to furnish pasturage to the horses and other beasts of burden of the garrison. Mexico called this facility "rancho nacional". Presidios were only accessible to Spanish military and soldiers.

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  1. presidio

    A presidio is a fortified base or military outpost, established by the Spanish in areas under their control or influence. The term is derived from the Spanish word "presidir" meaning "to preside". Thus, presidios were often used for defense, control, and governance in colonial territories.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Presidionoun

    a place of defense; a fortress; a garrison; a fortress; a garrison or guardhouse

  2. Etymology: [Sp.]

Wikidata

  1. Presidio

    Presidio is a city in Presidio County, Texas, United States. It stands on the Rio Grande, on the opposite side of the U.S.-Mexico border from Ojinaga, Chihuahua. The population was 4,167 at the 2000 census, and had increased to 4,426 as of the 2010 US census. Presidio is on the Farm to Market Road 170, and U.S. Route 67, 18 miles south of Shafter in southern Presidio County. Presidio is about 240 miles from El Paso, which is the closest major city to this town.

CrunchBase

  1. Presidio

    Presidio Pharmaceuticals, Inc. is a specialty pharmaceutical company focused on the discovery, in-licensing, development and commercialization of novel therapeutics for viral infections, including HCV and HIV. Presidio has raised over $27 million in financing from Panorama Capital, Baker Brothers Investments, Bay City Capital, Ventures West, Nexus Medical Partners, and Sagamore Bioventures LLC.

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  1. presidio

    (Sp.). A place of defense; a garrison or guard-house.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of presidio in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of presidio in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

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