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Aus·tin 1

See Saint Augustine2.

Aus·tin 2

 (ô′stən, ŏs′tən)
The capital of Texas, in the south-central part of the state on the Colorado River. The city was selected as the capital of the Republic of Texas in 1839 and became the permanent capital of the state of Texas in 1872. The main campus of the University of Texas (established 1881) is here.


(Placename) a city in central Texas, on the Colorado River: state capital since 1845. Pop: 672 011 (2003 est)


(ˈɒstɪn; ˈɔː-)
1. (Biography) Herbert, 1st Baron. 1866–1941, British automobile engineer, who founded the Austin Motor Company
2. (Biography) John. 1790–1859, British jurist, whose book The Province of Jurisprudence Determined (1832) greatly influenced legal theory and the English legal system
3. (Biography) J(ohn) L(angshaw) (ˈlæŋʃɔː). 1911–60, English philosopher, whose lectures Sense and Sensibilia and How to do Things with Words were published posthumously in 1962


adj, n
(Ecclesiastical Terms) another word for Augustinian
[C14: shortened form of Augustine]


(ˈɔ stən)

1. Alfred, 1835–1913, English poet: poet laureate 1896–1913.
2. John, 1790–1859, English writer on law.
3. Stephen Fuller, 1793–1836, American colonizer in Texas.
5. the capital of Texas, in the central part, on the Colorado River. 541,278.
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Noun1.Austin - state capital of Texas on the Colorado River; site of the University of Texas
University of Texas - a university in Austin, Texas
Lone-Star State, Texas, TX - the second largest state; located in southwestern United States on the Gulf of Mexico
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In Austin, John Wattinger was hired as City President in charge of all operations in that market and throughout Central Texas.
Thank you to Anna Austin, John Cunningham, Jessica Friend, Sonja Helman, Reed Mangels, Lindsey Siferd, and Charles Stahler for assistance with this project during 2011 and 2012.
The ones I remember are George Holroyd and sons Martin and Austin, John Durrands, Ben Flooks, Geoff Livesey, Keith Bradley and Len Townsend.

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