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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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  • "Doane gone to San Francisco on business of the firm," it said.

    Cap'n Dan's Daughter Joseph C. Lincoln
  • When she arrived at San Francisco she found that the enclosed sheet was missing.

    Her Father's Daughter Gene Stratton-Porter
  • That was a small miracle -- there are hardly any cabs when you need them in San Francisco.

    Little Brother Cory Doctorow
  • San Francisco was a pleasure-resort as well as a city, and Salt Lake was a phenomenon.

    American Notes Rudyard Kipling
  • Anybody who has lived in San Francisco has heard them by scores.

    The Native Son Inez Haynes Irwin
British Dictionary definitions for San Francisco

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 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.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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San Francisco in Culture

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.
The American Heritage® New Dictionary of Cultural Literacy, Third Edition
Copyright © 2005 by Houghton Mifflin Company.
Published by Houghton Mifflin Company. All rights reserved.
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San Francisco in Technology
project, library
IBM's Java component framework application template.
The San Francisco Project, started in 1998(?), aims to create a generic set of java building blocks to provide the core functions of general business processes such as sales order processing, general ledger, inventory management and product distribution.
The project aims to use component based design allowing easy vendor customisation and Java code generation allowing applications to be built and run across multiple platforms. It also aims to be compatible with third party development tools.
(http://ibm.com/Java/Sanfrancisco/).
(1998-08-16)
The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing, © Denis Howe 2010 http://foldoc.org
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