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A city of southeast Texas near Galveston Bay. Founded in 1836 and named for Sam Houston, the city developed as a cotton market in the 1800s. It is now a major port and commercial center known for its aerospace and petroleum industries.
Hous·to′ni·an (hyo͞o-stō′nē-ən) n.
(Placename) an inland port in SE Texas, linked by the Houston Ship Canal to the Gulf of Mexico and the Gulf Intracoastal Waterway: capital of the Republic of Texas (1837–39; 1842–45); site of the Manned Spacecraft Center (1964). Pop: 2 009 690 (2003 est)
1. Sam(uel), 1793–1863, U.S. soldier: president of the Republic of Texas 1836–38 and 1841–44.
2. a city in SE Texas: a port on a ship canal, connected with the Gulf of Mexico. 1,744,058.
Hous•to′ni•an (-ˈstoʊ ni ən) adj., n.
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|Noun||1.||Houston - the largest city in Texas; located in southeastern Texas near the Gulf of Mexico; site of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration|
|2.||Houston - United States politician and military leader who fought to gain independence for Texas from Mexico and to make it a part of the United States (1793-1863)|