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Definition of the noun San Francisco

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  1. a port in western California near the Golden Gate that is one of the major industrial and transportation centers; it has one of the world's finest harbors; site of the Golden Gate Bridge

Alternative definition of the noun San Francisco

proper noun

  1. A seaport city, county and mission in California, known as an intellectual, cultural, industrial, and transportation center of the West Coast United States, as the site of the Golden Gate Bridge, for its history of earthquakes, and as a center of gay culture.
  2. An extinct language, also called Ramaytush, spoken by the native people who inhabited the area which is now San Francisco, CA; also, sometimes, the Ramaytush people or tribe.
  3. Various other worldwide cities and places named after Saint Francis. See San Francisco (disambiguation) on Wikipedia.


  1. "San Francisco" is a 1936 musical-drama directed by Woody Van Dyke, based on the April 18, 1906 San Francisco earthquake. The film, which was the top grossing movie of that year, stars Clark Gable, Jeanette MacDonald, and Spencer Tracy. The then very popular singing of MacDonald helped make this film a hit, coming on the heels of her other 1936 blockbuster, Rose Marie. The Internet Movie Database reports that famous silent film directors D. W. Griffith and Erich von Stroheim contributed to the screenplay without screen credit. Griffith also helped direct the famous earthquake sequence.
  2. "San Francisco" was a pioneering impressionistic documentary film directed by Anthony Stern. The film, cut to a version of "Interstellar Overdrive" as performed by Pink Floyd, pioneered the use of 16 mm single frame cinematography in the late 1960s went on to win awards for cinematography at the Oberhausen, Melbourne and Sydney Film Festival.
    • also known as San Francisco: Film
    • country: United Kingdom
    • genre: Music
    • released in (48 years ago)
  3. "San Francisco" is 1945 short film directed by William van Dyke.
  4. "San Francisco": A young Colorado man, vibrant and swim-built Scott Andersen, sets out to meet his idol, porn star J.W. King, in San Francisco.
  5. "San Francisco" is a film.
    • country: Italy
    • language: Italian Language
    • released in (57 years ago)
  6. "San Francisco" is a short film, directed by Margaret Cho.
    • country: United States of America
    • language: English Language
    • genre: LGBT
    • subject: Jill Sobule
    • released in (7 years ago)

Phrases with San Francisco

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  3. San Francisco Anemone
  4. San Francisco Campion
  5. San Francisco Forktail
  6. San Francisco Nailwort
  7. San Francisco Bluegrass
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  10. San Francisco Wallflower
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  12. San Francisco Spineflower
  13. San Francisco Vinegarweed
  14. San Francisco Brine Shrimp
  15. San Francisco Garter Snake
  16. San Francisco Owl's-Clover
  17. San Francisco Leather Petal
  18. San Francisco Peaks Ragwort
  19. San Francisco Popcornflower
  20. San Francisco Woodland-Star

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Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for San Francisco

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Google previewEncyclopedia of the Neurological Sciences (2014)

TC Hain Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, Chicago, IL, USA DE Haines University of Mississippi, Jackson, MS, USA SE Hall University of California San Francisco, San Francisco, CA, USA E Haller University of California ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of California (1997)

Senator from California; born in San Francisco, California, April 20, 1861; graduated from St. Ignatius University, San Francisco, in 1881; studied law at the University of California at Berkeley; ...

Google previewHistorical Dictionary of Atomic Espionage (2011)

by Glenmore S. Trenear-Harvey

New York, San Francisco Aptekar, Nikolai SERGEI London Barkovsky, ...

Google previewHistorical Dictionary of the U.S. Maritime Industry (2012)

by Kenneth J. Blume

A ferry service operated by the city of Vallejo, California, operating in the northern San Francisco Bay region with connections to San Francisco. Ferry service from San Francisco to Vallejo was established in 1986 by the Red & White Fleet to ...

Google previewThe Encyclopedia of Elder Care (2007)

The Comprehensive Resource on Geriatric and Social Care, Second Edition by Eugenia L. Siegler, MD, FACP, Elizabeth Capezuti, PhD, RN, FAAN, Mathy Mezey, EdD, RN, FAAN

Bonomo, MD Veterans Affairs Medical Center Case Western Reserve University Cleveland, OH Patricia Booth, MS, RD, FADA University of California San Francisco Medical Center San Francisco, CA Enid A. Borden, MA Meals ...

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Sign language

British Sign Language San Francisco Earthquake

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Quotes about San Francisco

As Mayor of San Francisco, I will work hard to ensure that, in the event of natural or man-made disasters, San Franciscans are prepared and our City is protected. (Gavin Newsom)
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