Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • A state of the south-central United States. It was admitted as the 28th state in 1845. Explored by the Spanish in the 16th and 17th centuries, the region became a province of Mexico in the early 19th century. 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 U.S. Congress, the leaders of Texas formed an independent republic that lasted until 1845. Austin is the capital and Houston the largest city. Population: 23,900,000.

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  • proper n. A state of the United States of America. Capital: Austin.

Etymologies

From Spanish Texas (also Tejas), from Hasinai Caddo táyshaʔ ("friend, ally"), used to refer to the Caddo nation. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Cops issue warnings over backyard beer machine | khou.com | khou.com Texas News: FORT WORTH, Texas�— A house on Berry Street has a reputation.

    Archive 2010-06-27

  • JOHN WHITMIRE, TEXAS STATE SENATOR (D): I was notified yesterday morning by law enforcement officials, but I consider going to Conroad, Texas, where he's being held and have a dialogue with Comeaux.

    CNN Transcript Dec 9, 2009

  • VIEW FAVORITES yahooBuzzArticleHeadline = 'Bush Sucks but Texas Blues Kicks Ass'; yahooBuzzArticleSummary = 'George W. Bush et al will all rot in hell for ravaging Texas\' environment and beating out Mississippi for "dead last" in Education.

    OpEdNews - Quicklink: Bush Sucks but Texas Blues Kicks Ass

  • MARLEIGH MEISNER, TEXAS CHILD PROTECTIVE SERVICES: We are hoping to be able to begin immediately assessing their therapeutic needs, their medical needs, and we want to make absolutely certain that those needs are met and we think the best place to do that is in San Angelo, Texas.

    CNN Transcript Apr 6, 2008

  • GREGG ABBOTT, TEXAS ATTORNEY GENERAL: It's our belief that these children who were under the age of 17 have engaged in sex with older men, which is a violation of Texas law, which is also a potential violation of the bigamy laws.

    CNN Transcript Apr 17, 2008

  • KATHY HEIGLER, TEXAS REPUBLICAN DELEGATION: Right, I helped him when he was running for governor in Texas.

    CNN Transcript Sep 2, 2008

  • JAMES PATTERSON, TEXAS LAND COMMISSIONER: Under Texas law, if the beach naturally grows in front of your house, you gain title to that land.

    CNN Transcript Sep 21, 2008

  • GREG ABBOTT, TEXAS ATTORNEY GENERAL: The state of Texas situation would never have occurred had we had in place the kind of law enforcement ideas that are being talked about today.

    CNN Transcript Jul 25, 2008

  • GREG ABBOTT, TEXAS ATTORNEY GENERAL: It's our belief that these children who were under the age of 17 have engaged in sex with older men, which is a violation of Texas law, which is also a potential violation of the bigamy laws.

    CNN Transcript Apr 17, 2008

  • Therefore later movies like FROM DUSK 'TIL DAWN (1997), THE FACULTY (1998) and THE TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE (2005), which truck a bunch of Hollywood players into Texas, don't really do it for me.

    Don't mess with Texas Horror!

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  • For names of towns in Wilson County, see this list.

    June 24, 2011

  • JM and a friend want to drive across the southern states of America just to see how long it Texas.

    June 15, 2011