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[jak-suh n-vil] /ˈdʒæk sənˌvɪl/
a seaport in NE Florida, on the St. John's River.
a city in central Arkansas.
a city in W Illinois.
a city in SE North Carolina.
a town in E Texas. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • With his family he moved to Jacksonville and had been living here "a right good while" when the fire occurred in 1903.

  • There is nothing to prevent her from coming about and running back to Jacksonville.

    Up the River Oliver Optic
  • At the wide water some distance above Jacksonville, lay two large side-wheel steamers, sunk by torpedoes.

    Company G A. R. (Albert Rowe) Barlow
  • I have received a despatch which will prevent me from leaving Jacksonville for a few days.

    Up the River Oliver Optic
  • Arrangements for going to Jacksonville were soon made, as he was to leave on the midnight train.

British Dictionary definitions for Jacksonville


a port in NE Florida: the leading commercial centre of the southeast. Pop: 773 781 (2003 est)
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Jacksonville in Culture

Jacksonville definition

Largest city in Florida, located in northeastern Florida.

Note: Commercial and financial center.
The American Heritage® New Dictionary of Cultural Literacy, Third Edition
Copyright © 2005 by Houghton Mifflin Company.
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