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In Houston everyone owns guns and uses 'em - sometimes just for the hell of it.
Shelley Duvall

Meaning of "Houston" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF HOUSTON

Houston  [ˈhjuːstən] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF HOUSTON

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conjunction
determiner
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Houston is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES HOUSTON MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Houston

Houston

Houston is the most populous city in Texas and the fourth most populous city in the United States. According to the 2012 U.S. Census estimates, the city had a population of 2.16 million people within a land area of 599.6 square miles. Houston is the seat of Harris County, and its metropolitan area is the fifth-most populated in the U.S., with over 6 million people. Houston was founded in 1836 on land near the banks of Buffalo Bayou and incorporated as a city on June 5, 1837. The city was named after former General Sam Houston, who was president of the Republic of Texas and had commanded and won at the Battle of San Jacinto 25 miles east of where the city was established. The burgeoning port and railroad industry, combined with oil discovery in 1901, has induced continual surges in the city's population. In the mid-twentieth century, Houston became the home of the Texas Medical Center—the world's largest concentration of healthcare and research institutions—and NASA's Johnson Space Center, where the Mission Control Center is located. Houston's economy has a broad industrial base in energy, manufacturing, aeronautics, and transportation.

Definition of Houston in the English dictionary

The definition of Houston in the dictionary is 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 ; site of the Manned Spacecraft Center. Pop: 2 009 690.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH HOUSTON


Aldermaston
ˈɔːldəˌmɑːstən
Aston
ˈæstən
boston
ˈbɒstən
charleston
ˈtʃɑːlstən
eastern
ˈiːstən
Huston
ˈhjuːstən
Kingston
ˈkɪŋstən
Livingston
ˈlɪvɪŋstən
Marston
ˈmɑːstən
neuston
ˈnjuːstən
northeastern
ˌnɔːθˈiːstən
northwestern
ˌnɔːθˈwɛstən
piston
ˈpɪstən
pleuston
ˈpluːstən
Preston
ˈprɛstən
Princeton
ˈprɪnstən
southeastern
ˌsaʊθˈiːstən
southwestern
ˌsaʊθˈwestən
western
ˈwɛstən
Winston
ˈwɪnstən

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE HOUSTON

Housman
Houston Ship Canal
houstonia
houting
Hovawart

WORDS THAT END LIKE HOUSTON

Allston
Evanston
Germiston
Huddleston
Ilkeston
Knox-Johnston
Launceston
Liston
multipiston
Palmerston
phlogiston
ribston
seston
teston
trailbaston
Urmston

Synonyms and antonyms of Houston in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «Houston» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF HOUSTON

Find out the translation of Houston to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of Houston from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «Houston» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

休斯顿
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

Houston
570 millions of speakers

English

Houston
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

ह्यूस्टन
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

هيوستن
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

Хьюстон
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

Houston
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

হিউস্টন
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

Houston
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Houston
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Houston
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

ヒューストン
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

휴스턴
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Houston
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

Houston
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

ஹூஸ்டன்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

हॉस्टन
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

Houston
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

Houston
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

Houston
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

Х´юстон
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

Houston
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

Χιούστον
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

Houston
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

Houston
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

Houston
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of Houston

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «HOUSTON»

The term «Houston» is very widely used and occupies the 1.199 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «HOUSTON» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about Houston

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10 QUOTES WITH «HOUSTON»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word Houston.
1
Antonio Banderas
I think the problems with being older come when your body cannot do what your mind wants. Then, Houston, we have a problem.
2
Toni Braxton
Although becoming a singer was my plan A after first hearing Whitney Houston when I was 17, I started off with plan B by going to the teacher-training college that my dad went to. It was a slow coming of age.
3
Concha Buika
I loved Michael Jackson and Madonna. I styled my hair like Whitney Houston.
4
Earl Campbell
I miss the guys. I don't get to see them often. We do get together in Houston now and then.
5
Earl Campbell
First of all, I'm so glad that the city of Houston has a football team again. They have such great fans. I'm really happy for the people of Houston because they deserve a football team.
6
Wilt Chamberlain
And I remember leaving my place in L.A. and - my father is a big fight fan - and I said, 'Dad, I got a couple of days off and I'm getting ready to go to Houston to sign to fight Muhammad Ali.
7
Gail Collins
I just really like Houston despite its craziness. There is a sense of energy and a kind of excitement, 'We're going places and God knows what'll happen next.' It's very interesting. It's very exciting.
8
Agyness Deyn
I know I'm no Whitney Houston.
9
Donald Driver
I'm born and raised in Houston, Texas, but Wisconsin is always going to be a home for me, and I'll always be back.
10
Shelley Duvall
In Houston everyone owns guns and uses 'em - sometimes just for the hell of it.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «HOUSTON»

Discover the use of Houston in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to Houston and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
Sam Houston
A biography of the towering Texan politician, revolutionary, and military leader paints a portrait of Sam Houston as a man with big appetites and bigger ambitions.
James L. Haley, 2004
2
Sam Houston's Wife: A Biography of Margaret Lea Houston
Her abiding faith in him, coupled with his unceasing devotion to her and to their children, is a central theme of this book.
William Seale, 1992
3
The Raven: A Biography of Sam Houston
A portrait of Houston's diverse careers that sheds light upon his heroism, romanticism, and contributions to the Republic of Texas
Marquis James, 1988
4
Fundamentals of Financial Management
Thomson One access code card inserted to provide access to online resources: current and past company data, financial analyst data and forecasts, SEC disclosure statements, etc.
Eugene F. Brigham, Joel F. Houston, 2009
5
Houston in the 1920s and 1930s
This entertaining new book illustrates how Houstonians lived, worked, and played during both the good times and the bad in the early 1900s.
Story Jones Sloane, 2009
6
Mind Games: The Guide to Inner Space
A series of mental exercises designed for group participation focuses on the roles of reasoning and imagination in achieving sensory perception
Robert E. L. Masters, Jean Houston, 1998
7
Houston
Along the banks of Buffalo Bayou, Houston was founded by John and Augustus Allen on August 30, 1836. The city was named after Gen. Sam Houston, a prominent military hero of the Texas Revolution.
Daniel E. Monsanto, 2009
8
Rails Around Houston
Several railroads were chartered by the Republic of Texas, but the first line built was the Buffalo Bayou, Brazos and Colorado, which began construction near the Port of Houston Turning Basin in 1851.
Douglas L. Weiskopf, 2009
9
Fundamentals of Financial Management, Concise Edition
This edition 's emphasis on the basics helps students understand the concepts and reasons behind corporate budgeting, financing, and working capital decision making.
Eugene Brigham, Joel Houston, 2011
10
Houston of Asia: The Singapore Petroleum Industry
This is a comprehensive survey of Singapore’s dominating regional role as provider of petroleum refining, blending, and storage services, exporter of refined petroleum products, port of call for bunker and jet fuels, and spot market for ...
Tilak Doshi, 1989

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «HOUSTON»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term Houston is used in the context of the following news items.
1
What happened to Bobbi Kristina Brown? The tragic story as …
It comes five months after the daughter of Whitney Houston and Bobby Brown was first hospitalised on January 31, after being found face down ... «Mirror.co.uk, Jul 15»
2
Reports: Family questions woman's death at Waller County jail …
... put in one of the two "tanks" for women at the county jail, which sits about 50 miles northwest of Houston and has a capacity of 110 inmates. «Chron.com, Jul 15»
3
Houston losing solar race in Texas - The Business Journals
Houston comes in last place in adoption of solar power when measured against the other… more. Despite being the nation's energy capital, ... «Houston Business Journal, Jul 15»
4
Houston charter school leaders accused of embezzling $2.6 million …
The founding superintendent of Houston's Varnett charter school and her husband have been indicted on charges of embezzling more than ... «Chron.com, Jul 15»
5
Houston, Bryant Among Franchised Players to Sign Big Deals - ABC …
Big names. Huge playmakers. And, now, enormous paydays. Four of five NFL players who had franchise tags assigned to them signed ... «ABC News, Jul 15»
6
Houston's market heats up, but future looks shaky - Houston Chronicle
A house is sold in the Heritage Grand subdivision in Cinco Ranch on Thursday, July 31, 2014, in Houston. Only around 40 houses come up for ... «Houston Chronicle, Jul 15»
7
How Should The Houston Astros Handle The Trade Deadline?
Houston would have to give up a top 100 prospect and another player or two to get half a year of Johnny Cueto. The Astros can't receive draft ... «House of Houston, Jul 15»
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Houston bar owner: Attack on bartender a “hate crime” - FOX 26 …
A Houston bartender is brutally attacked and the owners of the bar where it happened are calling it a “hate crime.” The bartender, Raiel Rizk, ... «MyFox Houston, Jul 15»
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Contention casts Astros as trade-deadline buyers - Houston Chronicle
Cincinnati Reds starting pitcher Johnny Cueto throws in the second inning of a baseball game against the Minnesota Twins, Wednesday, July 1 ... «Houston Chronicle, Jul 15»
10
The Suffers set Houston New Year's Eve show - Houston Chronicle
The Suffers set Houston New Year's Eve show. By Joey Guerra. Updated 10:09 am, Thursday, July 16, 2015 ... «Chron.com, Jul 15»

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