Santa Ana

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San·ta An·a 1

 (săn′tə ăn′ə)
A city of southern California southeast of Los Angeles. Now the largest city in Orange County, Santa Ana grew as an agricultural center in the fertile valley of the Santa Ana River, about 145 km (90 mi) long. Northeast of the city, the river crosses the northern end of the Santa Ana Mountains, a coastal range rising to 1,733 m (5,687 ft), and forms Santa Ana Canyon.

San·ta An·a 2

 (săn′tə ăn′ə)
A strong dry hot wind blowing from the desert regions of southern California toward the Pacific coast, usually in winter.

[After the Santa Ana Canyon.]

Santa Ana

1. (Placename) a city in NW El Salvador: the second largest city in the country; coffee-processing industry. Pop: 172 000 (2005 est)
2. (Placename) a city in SW California: commercial and processing centre of a rich agricultural region. Pop: 342 510 (2003 est)

San′ta An′a

(ˈæn ə)
1. a city in SW California. 239,540.
2. a city in NW El Salvador. 174,546.
3. (in S California) a weather condition in which strong, hot, dust-bearing winds descend to the Pacific coast around Los Angeles from inland desert regions.

Santa Ana

a hot, dry, dust-bearing wind that blows from inland desert regions in southern California.
See also: Wind
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Santa Ana - a strong hot dry wind that blows in winter from the deserts of southern California toward the Pacific Coast
air current, current of air, wind - air moving (sometimes with considerable force) from an area of high pressure to an area of low pressure; "trees bent under the fierce winds"; "when there is no wind, row"; "the radioactivity was being swept upwards by the air current and out into the atmosphere"
2.Santa Ana - Mexican general who tried to crush the Texas revolt and who lost battles to Winfield Scott and Zachary Taylor in the Mexican War (1795-1876)Santa Ana - Mexican general who tried to crush the Texas revolt and who lost battles to Winfield Scott and Zachary Taylor in the Mexican War (1795-1876)
3.Santa Ana - a city in southern California to the east of Long Beach
Calif., California, Golden State, CA - a state in the western United States on the Pacific; the 3rd largest state; known for earthquakes
4.Santa Ana - a city in western El Salvador
El Salvador, Republic of El Salvador, Salvador - a republic on the Pacific coast of Central America
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Firefighters fully contained two menacing wildfires Tuesday - one in Burbank and the other along the Ventura-Los Angeles county line - but were worried that Santa Ana winds could fan embers in the smoldering burn zones.