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


A city of northeast Florida near the mouth of the Saint Johns River. It was settled in the late 1700s on the site of a Huguenot colony (1564-1565) that was destroyed by Spanish forces from St. Augustine. Jacksonville is now a major port and commercial center.


(Placename) a port in NE Florida: the leading commercial centre of the southeast. Pop: 773 781 (2003 est)


(ˈdʒæk sənˌvɪl)

a seaport in NE Florida, on the St. John's River. 679,792.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Jacksonville - Florida's largest city; a port and important commercial center in northeastern Florida
Everglade State, FL, Florida, Sunshine State - a state in southeastern United States between the Atlantic and the Gulf of Mexico; one of the Confederate states during the American Civil War
References in classic literature ?
It was Chi Slim, who had been with me once when I was thrown off a freight in Jacksonville.
Ramada Inn of Jacksonville recovered the project in December 1999 in a deed in lieu of foreclosure transaction with Jacksonville Hospitality Inc.
Harry Shorstein, our state attorney, said this about [the crime rate in] Jacksonville in a speech in February: "Jacksonville is no longer the place where I grew up.
Representing the smallest FBI field office ever to face the responsibility for coordinating counterterrorism efforts related to such an event, agency personnel in Jacksonville knew a big job lay ahead.
It makes me that much more comfortable in Jacksonville.
The city of Jacksonville is thrilled to have them here.
Picture school kids using this 35-acre living science project as an environmental science classroom--squishing their toes in mud, handling dip nets and seines, and studying the rich marine life--and you're starting to think like Jacksonville these days.
We are thrilled with the team we've assembled in Jacksonville, and we look forward to growing this vital part of our business," Palmer added.
2015 Best of Jacksonville Beach Award: Category: Roofing Contractor
It's the first time since Desert Storm that we've seen this much military equipment in Jacksonville," said Robert Peek of the Jacksonville Port Authority.
But Denver (4-9), which had struggled just as mightily as Jacksonville in the driving rain, tied it when Brian Griese hit Byron Chamberlain for a 57-yard touchdown pass against the Jaguars' prevent defense.
Our business in Jacksonville continues its consistent growth as more and more organizations look to outsource the management of complex information technology environments," said Allen Skipper, vice president and general manager of Peak 10 Jacksonville.

Full browser ?