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San Fran·cis·co(săn frən-sĭs′kō)
A city of northern California on a peninsula between the Pacific Ocean and San Francisco Bay. It was founded as Yerba Buena in 1835 near the site of a Spanish presidio and mission built in 1776. The city grew into a major port during the gold rush of 1848, and survived a devastating earthquake and fire in 1906. Today it is the center of a large metropolitan area around San Francisco Bay.
San Fran·cis′can (-kən) n.
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San Francisco(ˌsæn frænˈsɪskəʊ)
(Placename) a port in W California, situated around the Golden Gate: developed rapidly during the California gold rush; a major commercial centre and one of the world's finest harbours. Pop: 751 682 (2003 est)
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San Fran•cis•co(ˌsæn frənˈsɪs koʊ, fræn-)
a seaport in W central California. 735,315.
San` Fran•cis′can, n., adj.
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|Noun||1.||San Francisco - a port in western California near the Golden Gate that is one of the major industrial and transportation centers; it has one of the world's finest harbors; site of the Golden Gate Bridge|
Golden Gate Bridge - a suspension bridge across the Golden Gate
Calif., California, Golden State, CA - a state in the western United States on the Pacific; the 3rd largest state; known for earthquakes
Nob Hill - a fashionable neighborhood in San Francisco
San Francisco Bay - a bay of the Pacific in western California
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