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Santa Fe

[san-tuh fey] /ˈsæn tə ˈfeɪ/
noun
1.
a city in and the capital of New Mexico, in the N part: founded c1605.
2.
a steam locomotive having a two-wheeled front truck, ten driving wheels, and a two-wheeled rear truck.
Related forms
Santa Fean, noun

Santa Fé

[san-tuh fey; Spanish sahn-tah fe] /ˈsæn tə ˈfeɪ; Spanish ˈsɑn tɑ ˈfɛ/
noun
1.
a city in E Argentina.

New Mexico

noun
1.
a state in the SW United States. 121,666 sq. mi. (315,115 sq. km).
Capital: Santa Fe.
Abbreviation: NM (for use with zip code), N. Mex., N.M.
Related forms
New Mexican, adjective, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for Santa Fe

Santa Fe

noun
1.
(ˈsæntə ˈfeɪ). a city in N central New Mexico, capital of the state: one of the oldest European settlements in North America, founded in 1610 as the capital of the Kingdom of New Mexico; developed trade with the US by the Santa Fe Trail in the early 19th century. Pop: 66 476 (2003 est)
2.
(Spanish) (ˈsanta ˈfe). an inland port in E Argentina, on the Salado River: University of the Littoral (1920). Pop: 492 000 (2005 est)

New Mexico

noun
1.
a state of the southwestern US: high semiarid plateaus and mountains, crossed by the Rio Grande and the Pecos River; large Spanish-American and Indian populations; contains over two-thirds of US uranium reserves. Capital: Santa Fé. Pop: 1 874 614 (2003 est). Area: 314 451 sq km (121 412 sq miles) Abbreviation N. Mex., (with zip code) NM
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Santa Fe in Culture
Santa Fe [(san-tuh fay)]

Capital of New Mexico.

New Mexico definition


State in the southwestern United States bordered by Colorado to the north, Oklahoma and Texas to the east, Texas and Mexico to the south, and Arizona to the west. Its capital is Santa Fe, and its largest city is Albuquerque.

Note: Center of the Los Alamos Research Center, where the atomic bomb was developed.
Note: An important center of Native American culture and home to Navajo reservations.
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