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 Dictionary entry overview: What does Texas mean? 

TEXAS (noun)
  The noun TEXAS has 1 sense:

1. the second largest state; located in southwestern United States on the Gulf of Mexico

  Familiarity information: TEXAS used as a noun is very rare.

 Dictionary entry details 

TEXAS (noun)

Sense 1Texas [BACK TO TOP]


The second largest state; located in southwestern United States on the Gulf of Mexico

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Nouns denoting spatial position


Lone-Star State; Texas; TX

Instance hypernyms:

American state (one of the 50 states of the United States)

Meronyms (parts of "Texas"):

Trinity River (a river in eastern Texas that is formed near Dallas and flows generally southeastward to Galveston Bay)

Victoria (a town in southeast Texas southeast of San Antonio)

Tyler (a town in northeast Texas)

Texarkana (a town in northeast Texas adjacent to Texarkana, Arkansas)

Sherman (a town in northeastern Texas near the Oklahoma border)

San Antonio (a city of south central Texas; site of the Alamo; site of several military bases and a popular haven for vacationers)

San Angelo (a town in west central Texas; formerly a notorious frontier town)

Plano (a city in northeastern Texas (suburb of Dallas))

Paris (a town in northeastern Texas)

Odessa (a city in western Texas)

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)

Sabine; Sabine River (a river in eastern Texas that flows south into the Gulf of Mexico)

Red; Red River (a tributary of the Mississippi River that flows eastward from Texas along the southern boundary of Oklahoma and through Louisiana)

Pecos; Pecos River (a tributary of the Rio Grande that flows southeastward from New Mexico through western Texas)

Llano Estacado (a large semiarid plateau forming the southern part of the Great Plains)

Guadalupe Mountains (a mountain range in southern New Mexico and western Texas; the southern extension of the Sacramento Mountains)

Galveston Bay (an arm of the Gulf of Mexico in Texas south of Houston)

Colorado; Colorado River (a river in Texas; flows southeast into the Gulf of Mexico)

Canadian; Canadian River (a river rising in northeastern New Mexico and flowing eastward across the Texas panhandle to become a tributary of the Arkansas River in Oklahoma)

Brazos; Brazos River (a river that rises in Mexico and flows across Texas into the Gulf of Mexico)

Midland (a town in west central Texas)

McAllen (a town in southern Texas on the Rio Grande)

Lufkin (a town in eastern Texas)

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)

Beaumont (a city of southeastern Texas near Houston)

Austin; capital of Texas (state capital of Texas on the Colorado River; site of the University of Texas)

Arlington (a city in northern Texas between Dallas and Fort Worth)

Amarillo (a city in the northern panhandle of Texas)

Abilene (a city in central Texas)

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)

Big Bend National Park (a large national park in Texas featuring mountains and desert and canyons and wildlife)

Big Bend (a triangular area in southwestern Texas on the Mexican border; formed by a bend in the Rio Grande)

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)

Lubbock (a city in northwest Texas south of Amarillo)

Laredo (a city in southern Texas on the Rio Grande)

Houston (the largest city in Texas; located in southeastern Texas near the Gulf of Mexico; site of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration)

Garland (a city in northeastern Texas (suburb of Dallas))

Galveston Island (an island at the entrance of Galveston Bay)

Galveston (a town in southeast Texas on Galveston Island)

Fort Worth (a city in northeastern Texas (just west of Dallas); a major industrial center)

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)

Del Rio (a town in southwest Texas on the Rio Grande west of San Antonio)

Chisholm Trail (a former cattle trail from San Antonio in Texas to Abilene in Kansas; not used after the 1880s)

Holonyms ("Texas" is a part of...):

Gulf States (a region of the United States comprising states bordering the Gulf of Mexico; Alabama and Florida and Louisiana and Mississippi and Texas)

Holonyms ("Texas" is a member of...):

Confederacy; Confederate States; Confederate States of America; Dixie; Dixieland; South (the southern states that seceded from the United States in 1861)

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