Definition of Austin in English:


Pronunciation /ˈôstən/ /ˈɔstən/

proper noun

  • 1The capital of Texas; population 757,688 (est. 2008). First settled by Anglo-Americans in 1835 (a year before Texas gained independence from Mexico), it was named Waterloo until 1839, when it was renamed to honor Stephen F. Austin.

  • 2A city in southeastern Minnesota, noted for its meatpacking industry; population 22,800 (est. 2008).