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San Francisco

[san fruh n-sis-koh, fran-] /ˌsæn frənˈsɪs koʊ, fræn-/
noun
1.
a seaport in W California, on San Francisco Bay: earthquake and fire 1906; United Nations Conference 1945.
Related forms
San Franciscan, adjective, noun
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  • The "city" does its best to put the san franciscan in good condition.

    The Native Son Inez Haynes Irwin
  • He was a type of the fresh young san franciscan whose ways are not as all ways.

    The Californians Gertrude Franklin Horn Atherton
  • A certain san franciscan is famous for much generous and unobtrusive philanthropy.

    The Native Son Inez Haynes Irwin
  • All this alien picturesqueness adds enormously of course to the san franciscan's native picturesqueness.

    The Californiacs Inez Haynes Irwin
  • When a san franciscan has nothing else to do he goes off to the pest-house and has small-pox.

    A Daughter of the Vine Gertrude Franklin Horn Atherton
  • This is enough to make the san franciscan an exotic, and it contributes in a great measure to his fatal content.

    Ancestors Gertrude Atherton
  • Your san franciscan is rightly proud of the progress made since the great disaster.

  • And with time the patriotism of the san franciscan waxed rather than waned.

    Ancestors Gertrude Atherton
  • And there is a moral in that which the san franciscan speaks.

  • These rascals take good care to be non-sensational in their methods, and what the san franciscan doesn't see doesn't worry him.

    Ancestors Gertrude Atherton
British Dictionary definitions for san franciscan

San Franciscan

/ˌsæn frænˈsɪskən/
noun
1.
a native or inhabitant of San Francisco
adjective
2.
of or relating to San Francisco or its inhabitants

San Francisco

/ˌsæn frænˈsɪskəʊ/
noun
1.
a port in W California, situated around the Golden Gate: developed rapidly during the California gold rush; a major commercial centre and one of the world's finest harbours. Pop: 751 682 (2003 est)
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Word Origin and History for san franciscan

San Francisco

city in California, U.S., named in Spanish for St. Francis of Assisi; the name first recorded in reference to this region 1590s, reinforced by long association of the area with the Franciscan order.

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San Francisco definition


A city in northern California.

Note: Site of the Golden Gate Bridge.
Note: A major West Coast intellectual center.
Note: Also, a center of gay culture.
Note: Known for its history of major earthquakes.
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