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  • A quivering Texas zombie fought republic linked jewelry. (48 letters)
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Definition of the noun texas

What does texas mean as a name of something?

noun - plural:

  • texas: texases
  • Texas: -

  1. the second largest state; located in southwestern United States on the Gulf of Mexico
    • examples: I want a map of Texas on a scale of 1 to 250000. | Texas is nearly twice as large as Japan. | I watched the film named "Texas Chainsaw Massacre" with my girlfriend yesterday. She was very afraid. | The United States annexed Texas in 1845. | He was from Texas or thereabout. | He was born in Ohio but brought up in Texas. | They say everything's bigger in Texas, and that includes absurdity in law enforcement. | Selena Gomez grew up in Grand Prairie, Texas. | Roger Miller was born on January 2, 1936 in the western city of Fort Worth, Texas. | When dubbing Japanese TV series in English, characters from Osaka are sometimes given a Texas accent. Both Southern and Kansai accents are distinctive in their respective languages.
    • lexical domain: Locations - nouns denoting spatial position
    • synonyms of Texas: Lone-Star State / Tex. / TX
    • instance of: American state = one of the 50 states of the United States
    • part of: Southwest / southwestern United States = the southwestern region of the United States generally including New Mexico, Arizona, Texas, California, and sometimes Utah and Colorado; America / the States / U.S. / U.S.A. / United States / United States of America / US / USA = North American republic containing 50 states - 48 conterminous states in North America plus Alaska in northwest North America and the Hawaiian Islands in the Pacific Ocean; Gulf States = a region of the United States comprising states bordering the Gulf of Mexico
    • parts:
      • Chisholm Trail = a former cattle trail from San Antonio in Texas to Abilene in Kansas
      • Big Bend = a triangular area in southwestern Texas on the Mexican border
      • Big Bend National Park = a large national park in Texas featuring mountains and desert and canyons and wildlife
      • Guadalupe Mountains National Park = a national park in Texas that has the highest point in Texas
      • Abilene = a city in central Texas
      • Amarillo = a city in the northern panhandle of Texas
      • Arlington = a city in northern Texas between Dallas and Fort Worth
      • capital of Texas / Austin = state capital of Texas on the Colorado River
      • Beaumont = a city of southeastern Texas near Houston
      • Brownsville = a city in southern Texas on the Rio Grande near its mouth into the Gulf of Mexico
      • Bryan = a town of east central Texas
      • Corpus Christi = a city in southern Texas on an arm of the Gulf of Mexico
      • Dallas = a large commercial and industrial city in northeastern Texas located in the heart of the northern Texas oil fields
      • Del Rio = a town in southwest Texas on the Rio Grande to the west of San Antonio
      • El Paso = a city in western Texas on the Mexican border
      • Fort Worth = a city in northeastern Texas
      • Galveston = a town in southeast Texas on Galveston Island
      • Galveston Island = an island at the entrance of Galveston Bay
      • Garland = a city in northeastern Texas
      • Houston = the largest city in Texas; located in southeastern Texas near the Gulf of Mexico
      • Laredo = a city in southern Texas on the Rio Grande
      • Lubbock = a city in northwest Texas to the south of Amarillo
      • Lufkin = a town in eastern Texas
      • McAllen = a town in southern Texas on the Rio Grande
      • Midland = a town in west central Texas
      • Odessa = a city in western Texas
      • Paris = a town in northeastern Texas
      • Plano = a city in northeastern Texas
      • San Angelo = a town in west central Texas
      • San Antonio = a city of south central Texas; site of the Alamo
      • Sherman = a town in northeastern Texas near the Oklahoma border
      • Texarkana = a town in northeast Texas adjacent to Texarkana, Arkansas
      • Tyler = a town in northeast Texas
      • Victoria = a town in southeast Texas to the southeast of San Antonio
      • Waco = a city in east central Texas
      • Wichita Falls = a city in north central Texas near the Oklahoma border
      • Chihuahuan Desert = a desert in western Texas, New Mexico, Arizona, and northern Mexico
      • Brazos River / Brazos = a river that rises in Mexico and flows across Texas into the Gulf of Mexico
      • Canadian River / Canadian = a river rising in northeastern New Mexico and flowing eastward across the Texas panhandle to become a tributary of the Arkansas River in Oklahoma
      • Colorado River / Colorado = a river in Texas
      • Galveston Bay = an arm of the Gulf of Mexico in Texas to the south of Houston
      • Guadalupe Mountains = a mountain range in southern New Mexico and western Texas
      • Llano Estacado = a large semiarid plateau forming the southern part of the Great Plains
      • Pecos River / Pecos = a tributary of the Rio Grande that flows southeastward from New Mexico through western Texas
      • Red River / Red = a tributary of the Mississippi River that flows eastward from Texas along the southern boundary of Oklahoma and through Louisiana
      • Sabine River / Sabine = a river in eastern Texas that flows south into the Gulf of Mexico
      • Trinity River = a river in eastern Texas that is formed near Dallas and flows generally southeastward to Galveston Bay
    • member of: Confederacy / Confederate States / Confederate States of America / Dixie / Dixieland / South = the southern states that seceded from the United States in 1861

Alternative definition of the noun texas


  1. the top-most cabin deck on a steamboat


Who is Texas?

Texas a.k.a. Tex Avery: Frederick Bean "Tex" Avery was an American animator, cartoonist, voice actor and director, famous for producing animated cartoons during The Golden Age of Hollywood animation. He did his most significant work for the Warner Bros. and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer studios, creating the characters of Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck, Droopy, Screwy Squirrel, and developing Porky Pig, Chilly Willy into the personas for which they are remembered.


  1. Texas is a fictional character from the 2004 film The Face You Deserve.
  2. Texas is a fictional character from the 1938 film Sergeant Murphy.
  3. Texas is a fictional character from the 1977 crime fiction and comedy film High Rolling in a Hot Corvette.
  4. Texas is a fictional film character.
  5. Texas is a fictional film character.

There are other characters with in their name, like Mr. Texas, Miss Texas, Texas Slim, Texas Guinan, Texas Ranger, Texas Twister and Texas Jack Vermillion.


  1. "Texas" is a 1941 Western film directed by George Marshall and starring Glenn Ford and William Holden.
  2. "Texas" is a 2013 short, comedy, drama, romance and western film written and directed by Matt Johnson.
  3. "Texas" is a 2005 drama film directed by Fausto Paravidino and co-written with Iris Fusetti,Carlo Orlando.
  4. "Texas" a.k.a. "The Price of Power" is a Spaghetti Western directed by Tonino Valerii. The film stars Giuliano Gemma as the hero Bill Willer who tries to get revenge against the killers of his father while at the same time trying to prevent an assassination plot against president James Garfield in 1881. The score for the film was composed by the prolific Luis Enríquez Bacalov.
  5. "Texas" a.k.a. "James A. Michener's Texas": James A. Michener's Texas is a 1994 ABC television miniseries directed by Richard Lang and starring Patrick Duffy as Stephen Austin, Stacy Keach as Sam Houston, Chelsea Field as Maddie Quimper, Rick Schroder as Otto McNab, Grant Show as William Travis, David Keith as Jim Bowie, John Schneider as Davy Crockett, María Conchita Alonso as Lucia, and Benjamin Bratt as Benito Garza. The film is narrated by Charlton Heston. Aaron Spelling was the executive producer.
  6. "Texas" a.k.a. "Gone to Texas" is a 1986 biography drama history war western film written by Frank Q. Dobbs and John Binder and directed by Peter Levin.

Phrases with Texas

  1. Texas 42
  2. Texas Ash
  3. Texas Oak
  4. Texas-Fan
  5. Texas Flax
  6. Texas Oval
  7. Texas Rush
  8. Texas sage
  9. Texas Salt
  10. texas star
  11. texas toad
  12. Texas Aster
  13. Texas Auger
  14. Texas Brome
  15. Texas Ebony
  16. texas fever
  17. Texas Glyph
  18. Texas Gourd
  19. Texas Grama
  20. Texas Mouse

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Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Texas

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Google previewAmerica in Quotations (2003)

by Bahman Dehgan

Texas is an obsession. Above all, Texas is a nation in every sense of the word.

Texas is the third most urbanized state (behind New York and California) with all the tangles, stench, random violence, architectural rape, historical pillage, neon ...

Google previewForever Texas (2001)

Texas, The Way Those Who Lived It Wrote It by Mike Blakely, Mary Elizabeth Goldman

Texas is a place where dreamers go, a place where dreamers are born.

Google previewWriting on the Wind (2005)

An Anthology of West Texas Women Writers by Lou Halsell Rodenberger, Laura Payne Butler, Jacqueline A. Kolosov

West Texas is a land of dust devils, tumbleweed, and mesquite; a land of wind- blown, wide-open spaces and fantastic red-blue sunsets. And it is a land...

In geographical terms, West Texas is the part of the state west of Fort Worth. What this ...

Google previewGleanings in Bee Culture (1902)

Texas is a large country, and there is hardly a locality in the State where bees can not be kept with profit.

Google previewSpeech of George Evans, of Maine, in Reply to the Hon. Mr. McDuffie, of South Carolina, on the Tariff (1844)

Delivered in the Senate of the United States, January 22 and 23, 1844

But ifit be otherwise, thcn Texas is a government de jure as well as de fuclo; and, ass sovereign and independent...

Google previewThe Collective Imagination (2016)

The Creative Spirit of Free Societies by Peter Murphy

Texas is an interesting case. When Florida first...

Google previewLBJ (2007)

Architect of American Ambition by Randall Woods

Texas is the birthplace of the Farmers' Alliance and for a time, ...

Google preview... New Complete Geography (1907)

by Matthew Fontaine Maury

Texas is the largest State in the Union. It i8 about thirty-two times the size of Massachusetts. Its industries and transportation...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Texas (2001)

by Nancy Capace

Many a Texas wheat field, ripe with grain, has been destroyed by hail only a week or two before harvest. Most of the great floods in ...

Google previewThe Baptist Encyclopaedia (1883)

A Dictionary of the Doctrines, Ordinances, Usages, Confessions of Faith, Sufferings, Labors, and Successes, and of the General History of the Baptist Denomination in All Lands: with Numerous Biographical Sketches of Distinguished American and Foreign Baptists, and a Supplement by William Cathcart

TEXAS tion and the Eastern Convention the remainder of the State. Its presidents have been Henry L. Graves, James Huckins, J. W. D. Creath, R. E. B. Baylor, Rufus C. Burleson, Hosea Garrett, Wm. Carey Crane, and C. C. Chaplin. Hon.

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Quotes about Texas

You can take the girl out of Texas but not the Texas out of the girl and ultimately not the girl out of Texas. (Janine Turner)
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Scrabble value of T1E1X8A1S1

The value of this 5-letter word is 12 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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