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 (tĕk′səs) Abbr. TX or Tex.
A state of the south-central United States. It was admitted as the 28th state in 1845. Explored by the Spanish in the 1500s and 1600s, the region became a province of Mexico in the early 1800s. Texans won their independence in 1836 after a gallant but losing stand at the Alamo in February and a defeat of Santa Anna's forces at the Battle of San Jacinto (April 21). Denied admission as a state by antislavery forces in the US Congress, the leaders of Texas formed an independent republic that lasted until 1845. Austin is the capital.

Tex′an adj. & n.


A structure on a river steamboat containing the pilothouse and the officers' quarters.

[After Texas (from the fact that steamboat cabins were named after states and the officers' quarters were the largest).]
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(Placename) a state of the southwestern US, on the Gulf of Mexico: the second largest state; part of Mexico from 1821 to 1836, when it was declared an independent republic; joined the US in 1845; consists chiefly of a plain, with a wide flat coastal belt rising up to the semiarid Sacramento and Davis Mountains of the southwest; a major producer of cotton, rice, and livestock; the chief US producer of oil and gas; a leading world supplier of sulphur. Capital: Austin. Pop: 22 118 509 (2003 est). Area: 678 927 sq km (262 134 sq miles). Abbreviation: Tex or TX (with zip code)
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(ˈtɛk səs)

a deckhouse on a river steamboat for the accommodation of officers.
[1855–60, Amer.; allegedly so called from the practice of naming steamboat cabins after states]


(ˈtɛk səs)

a state in the S United States. 20,851,820; 267,339 sq. mi. (692,410 sq. km). Cap.: Austin. Abbr.: Tex., TX
Tex′an, adj., n.
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Noun1.texas - the second largest stateTexas - the second largest state; located in southwestern United States on the Gulf of Mexico
Chisholm Trail - a former cattle trail from San Antonio in Texas to Abilene in Kansas; not used after the 1880s
southwestern United States, Southwest - the southwestern region of the United States generally including New Mexico, Arizona, Texas, Nevada, California, and sometimes Utah and Colorado
Big Bend - a triangular area in southwestern Texas on the Mexican border; formed by a bend in the Rio Grande
Big Bend National Park - a large national park in Texas featuring mountains and desert and canyons and wildlife
Guadalupe Mountains National Park - a national park in Texas that has the highest point in Texas; includes desert wilderness and the ancient Apache hunting grounds
U.S.A., United States, United States of America, US, USA, America, the States, U.S. - North American republic containing 50 states - 48 conterminous states in North America plus Alaska in northwest North America and the Hawaiian Islands in the Pacific Ocean; achieved independence in 1776
Gulf States - a region of the United States comprising states bordering the Gulf of Mexico; Alabama and Florida and Louisiana and Mississippi and Texas
Confederacy, Confederate States, Confederate States of America, Dixie, Dixieland, South - the southern states that seceded from the United States in 1861
Abilene - a city in central Texas
Amarillo - a city in the northern panhandle of Texas
Arlington - a city in northern Texas between Dallas and Fort Worth
Austin, capital of Texas - state capital of Texas on the Colorado River; site of the University of Texas
Beaumont - a city of southeastern Texas near Houston
Brownsville - a city in southern Texas on the Rio Grande near its mouth into the Gulf of Mexico; has a channel that accommodates oceangoing ships
Bryan - a town of east central Texas
Corpus Christi - a city in southern Texas on an arm of the Gulf of Mexico
Dallas - a large commercial and industrial city in northeastern Texas located in the heart of the northern Texas oil fields
Del Rio - a town in southwest Texas on the Rio Grande to the west of San Antonio
El Paso - a city in western Texas on the Mexican border; located on the northern bank of the Rio Grande across from the Mexican city of Juarez
Fort Worth - a city in northeastern Texas (just to the west of Dallas); a major industrial center
Galveston - a town in southeast Texas on Galveston Island
Galveston Island - an island at the entrance of Galveston Bay
Garland - a city in northeastern Texas (suburb of Dallas)
Houston - the largest city in Texas; located in southeastern Texas near the Gulf of Mexico; site of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Laredo - a city in southern Texas on the Rio Grande
Lubbock - a city in northwest Texas to the south of Amarillo
Lufkin - a town in eastern Texas
McAllen - a town in southern Texas on the Rio Grande
Midland - a town in west central Texas
Odessa - a city in western Texas
Paris - a town in northeastern Texas
Plano - a city in northeastern Texas (suburb of Dallas)
San Angelo - a town in west central Texas; formerly a notorious frontier town
San Antonio - a city of south central Texas; site of the Alamo; site of several military bases and a popular haven for vacationers
Sherman - a town in northeastern Texas near the Oklahoma border
Texarkana - a town in northeast Texas adjacent to Texarkana, Arkansas
Tyler - a town in northeast Texas
Victoria - a town in southeast Texas to the southeast of San Antonio
Waco - a city in east central Texas
Wichita Falls - a city in north central Texas near the Oklahoma border
Chihuahuan Desert - a desert in western Texas, New Mexico, Arizona, and northern Mexico
Brazos, Brazos River - a river that rises in Mexico and flows across Texas into the Gulf of Mexico
Canadian River, Canadian - a river rising in northeastern New Mexico and flowing eastward across the Texas panhandle to become a tributary of the Arkansas River in Oklahoma
Colorado River, Colorado - a river in Texas; flows southeast into the Gulf of Mexico
Galveston Bay - an arm of the Gulf of Mexico in Texas to the south of Houston
Guadalupe Mountains - a mountain range in southern New Mexico and western Texas; the southern extension of the Sacramento Mountains
Llano Estacado - a large semiarid plateau forming the southern part of the Great Plains
Pecos, Pecos River - a tributary of the Rio Grande that flows southeastward from New Mexico through western Texas
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nTexas nt
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The Winter brothers might not be burning up the pop charts these days, but they make a compelling pair of models for a comic, Both are albinos; both sport long, eloistyle hairdos; and the tattoo-rich Johnny is at least a contender for the title of Most Illustrated Man in the Lone Star State. DC also used the brothers' first names in some promotional material for the book.
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