Definition of Houston in English:

Houston

proper noun

  • An inland port of Texas, linked to the Gulf of Mexico by the Houston Ship Canal; population 2,242,193 (est. 2008). Since 1961 it has been a center for space research and manned space flight; it is the site of the NASA Space Center.

Pronunciation

Houston

/ˈ(h)yo͞ostən/ /ˈ(h)justən/

Origin

Named after Samuel Houston (1793–1863), an American politician and military leader who led the struggle to win control of Texas and make it part of the US.