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Dallas

[dal-uh s] /ˈdæl əs/
noun
1.
George Mifflin
[mif-lin] /ˈmɪf lɪn/ (Show IPA),
1792–1864, U.S. diplomat: vice-president of the U.S. 1845–49.
2.
a city in NE Texas.
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Dallasite, noun
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  • The first half of the second season was shot entirely on location in Dallas.
  • The police headquarters are located in the cedars neighborhood of south Dallas.
British Dictionary definitions for Dallas

Dallas

/ˈdæləs/
noun
1.
a city in NE Texas, on the Trinity River: scene of the assassination of President John F. Kennedy (1963). Pop: 1 208 318 (2003 est)
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Word Origin and History for Dallas

city in Texas, U.S., settled 1841, named 1846 for George M. Dallas (1792-1864), U.S. vice president under Polk (1845-49); the family name (13c.) is from the barony of Dallas (Moray) or means "dweller at the house in the dale."

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Dallas in Culture

Dallas definition


Large industrial and commercial city in northeastern Texas.

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