Houston

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English Wikipedia has an article on:
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 Houston (disambiguation) on Wikipedia

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Originally from a place near Glasgow, from the Middle English equivalent of "Hugh's town". Analyzable as Hugh +‎ -s- +‎ -ton

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Houston (countable and uncountable, plural Houstons)

  1. A habitational surname.
  2. A placename:
    1. A large city, the county seat of Harris County, Texas, United States, named after Sam Houston.
      Synonym: (official nickname) Space City
    2. A village in Renfrewshire council area, Scotland.
    3. A town in the Bulkley Valley, British Columbia, Canada.
    4. Other places in the United States:
      1. An unincorporated community in Winston County, Alabama.
      2. A city in Matanuska-Susitna Borough, Alaska.
      3. A small town in Perry County, Arkansas.
      4. A small town in Kent County, Delaware.
      5. An unincorporated community in Suwannee County, Florida.
      6. A Warner Robins community in Houston County, Georgia.
      7. A township in Adams County, Illinois.
      8. An unincorporated community in Salt Creek Township, Jackson County, Indiana.
      9. A small city and township in Houston County, Minnesota.
      10. A small city in and one of the two county seats of Chickasaw County, Mississippi.
      11. A small city, the county seat of Texas County, Missouri.
      12. An unincorporated community in York County, Nebraska.
      13. An unincorporated community in Union County, North Carolina.
      14. An unincorporated community in Loramie Township, Shelby County, Ohio.
      15. A borough in Washington County, Pennsylvania.
      16. An unincorporated community in Wayne County, Tennessee.
    5. Ellipsis of Houston County.
  1. A male given name transferred from the surname, of mainly American usage.
  2. JSC, the NASA Mission Control complex located in Houston, named the Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center since 1973.
    Houston, we've had a problem here.

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Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from English Houston.

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  • IPA(key): /ˈjuːstən/, [ˈjuːstn̩]
  • IPA(key): /ˈçuːstən/ (less common)
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Houston n (proper noun, genitive Houstons or (optionally with an article) Houston)

  1. Houston (a city in Texas, United States)

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Houston m

  1. Houston