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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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[ˈteksəs] NTejas m
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nTexas nt
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If you will cast your eye over this map, you will see that we have at our disposal the whole of the southern portion of Texas and Florida."
"Watchman your grandmother," I says; "there ain't nothing to watch but the texas and the pilot- house; and do you reckon anybody's going to resk his life for a texas and a pilot-house such a night as this, when it's likely to break up and wash off down the river any minute?" Jim couldn't say nothing to that, so he didn't try.
I have a chum in Texas, and he says it is a rare life.
Let America add Mexico to Texas, and pile Cuba upon Canada; let the English overswarm all India, and hang out their blazing banner from the sun; two thirds of this terraqueous globe are the Nantucketer's.
They traveled in this way through the east of the Union, Pennsylvania, Connecticut, Massachusetts, Vermont, Maine, and New Hampshire; the north and west by New York, Ohio, Michigan, and Wisconsin; returning to the south by Illinois, Missouri, Arkansas, Texas, and Louisiana; they went to the southeast by Alabama and Florida, going up by Georgia and the Carolinas, visiting the center by Tennessee, Kentucky, Virginia, and Indiana, and, after quitting the Washington station, re-entered Baltimore, where for four days one would have thought that the United States of America were seated at one immense banquet, saluting them simultaneously with the same hurrahs!
When it's finished -- then Texas. Go home to your Nance and your kids, and stand by till you hear from me."
What to that apostolic lancer, Brother Jonathan, is Texas but a Fast-Fish?
We are in great haste to construct a magnetic telegraph from Maine to Texas; but Maine and Texas, it may be, have nothing important to communicate.
He is such a nice fellow,and American from Texas, and he looks so young and so fresh that it seems almost impossible that he has been to so many places and has such adventures.
The marriage was found to stand all the usual tests, and Tom went to Texas.
He'll bring buyers from Iowa down to Texas. Remember his name--Baker."
Lake Huleh is the Biblical "Waters of Merom." Dan was the northern and Beersheba the southern limit of Palestine--hence the expression "from Dan to Beersheba." It is equivalent to our phrases "from Maine to Texas"-- "from Baltimore to San Francisco." Our expression and that of the Israelites both mean the same--great distance.

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