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San An·to·ni·o(săn ăn-tō′nē-ō′)
A city of south-central Texas southwest of Austin on the San Antonio River, flowing about 320 km (200 mi) southeast to San Antonio Bay on the Gulf of Mexico. The city was founded as a Franciscan mission in 1718 and is the site of the Alamo, which was besieged and captured by Mexican forces in February-March 1836. It has several military bases.
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San Antonio(sæn ænˈtəʊnɪˌəʊ)
(Placename) a city in S Texas: site of the Alamo; the leading town in Texas until about 1930. Pop: 1 214 725 (2003 est)
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San An•to•ni•o(ˌsæn ænˈtoʊ niˌoʊ)
a city in S Texas: site of the Alamo. 1,067,816.
San` An•to′ni•an, n., adj.
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|Noun||1.||San Antonio - a city of south central Texas; site of the Alamo; site of several military bases and a popular haven for vacationers|
Alamo - a siege and massacre at a mission in San Antonio in 1836; Mexican forces under Santa Anna besieged and massacred American rebels who were fighting to make Texas independent of Mexico
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