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Noun: Houston  hyoos-tun
  1. 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)
    - Sam Houston, Samuel Houston
     
  2. The largest city in Texas; located in southeastern Texas near the Gulf of Mexico; site of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration

Type of: city, full general, general, metropolis, pol [N. Amer, informal], political leader, politician, politico [informal], pollie [Austral, informal], polly [Austral, informal], port, urban center [US], urban centre [Brit, Cdn]

Part of: Lone-Star State, Tex., Texas, TX

Encyclopedia: Houston, TX, USA