Also found in: Thesaurus, Acronyms, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.


A city of southeast Texas south-southeast of Houston on Galveston Island at the entrance to Galveston Bay, an arm of the Gulf of Mexico. Founded by French pirates in 1816, it grew as a port in the mid-1800s.
American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright © 2016 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.


(ˈgæl və stən)

a seaport in SE Texas, on an island at the mouth of Galveston Bay. 56,720.
Random House Kernerman Webster's College Dictionary, © 2010 K Dictionaries Ltd. Copyright 2005, 1997, 1991 by Random House, Inc. All rights reserved.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Galveston - a town in southeast Texas on Galveston Island
Lone-Star State, Texas, TX - the second largest state; located in southwestern United States on the Gulf of Mexico
Based on WordNet 3.0, Farlex clipart collection. © 2003-2012 Princeton University, Farlex Inc.
References in classic literature ?
Now the communications with Florida are difficult, while the coast of Texas offers the bay of Galveston, which possesses a circumference of fourteen leagues, and is capable of containing the navies of the entire world!"
"A pretty notion truly," replied the papers in the interest of Florida, "that of Galveston bay below the 29th parallel!
It was the same in New Orleans, in Galveston. I came to California.
The Krewe d'Esprit Rosaire Mardi Gras parade, held on Galveston Island in Texas the Saturday before Mardi Gras, or Fat Tuesday, keeps the tradition alive of being the only African-American Catholic krewe in Galveston.
Army Corps of Engineers and the Texas General Land Office on Wednesday in Galveston.
The sweeping plan calls for the construction of a levee along Galveston Island and the peninsula to its north, Bolivar, as well as the installation of a gate between the two isles to keep storm surge from pouring between them into Galveston Bay and the Port of Houston.
On September 8, 1900, a storm very similar in intensity and track to Harvey made landfall on Galveston Island, about 50 miles south of Houston.
The boat was scheduled to dock at Galveston, Texas, on Tuesday, but must remain in New Orleans until the storm calms down.
Galveston, TX, March 13, 2016 --( TheGameCon, a subsidiary of Snaju LLC, has announced that they will be returning to Galveston Island this year on June 4 - 5, 2016.
Negotiators for Marathon Petroleum and union workers at the company's Galveston Bay, Texas, refinery reached a tentative agreement for a four-year contract, pointing to the end of a walkout that has lasted four months, said local union officials.
Located on Galveston Island along the Gulf of Mexico, the city of Galveston is about 40 miles south of Houston.

Full browser ?