Houston

noun
1. the largest city in Texas; located in southeastern Texas near the Gulf of Mexico; site of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (Freq. 5)
Instance Hypernyms: ↑city, ↑metropolis, ↑urban center, ↑port
Part Holonyms: ↑Texas, ↑Lone-Star State, ↑TX
2. 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)
Syn: ↑Sam Houston, ↑Samuel Houston
Instance Hypernyms: ↑politician, ↑politico, ↑pol, ↑political leader, ↑general, ↑full general

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Houston [Houston]
the fourth largest US city and the largest in ↑Texas, named after Sam ↑Houston. It is a financial, commercial, cultural and industrial centre, especially for the oil industry. The city is also a major port connected to the ↑Gulf of Mexico by the Houston Ship Canal. It has two major universities, Rice University and the University of Houston, and the ↑Lyndon B Johnson Space Center is also there.

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