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{adj: dot-com} of or relating to an internet company
"a dot-com outfit in San Francisco"

{n: Barbary Coast} a part of a city that is notorious for gambling dens and brothels and saloons and riotous night life (especially the waterfront of San Francisco after the gold rush of 1849)
"we'll tolerate no Barbary Coast in this city!"

{n: Berkeley} a city in California on the eastern shore of San Francisco Bay; site of the University of California at Berkeley

{n: Big Sur} a picturesque coastal region of California south of San Francisco

{n: Costanoan} a member of a North American Indian people living in coastal California between Monterey and San Francisco Bay

{n: Golden Gate} a strait in western California that connects the San Francisco Bay with the Pacific Ocean; discovered in 1579 by Sir Francis Drake

{n: Monterey} a town in western California south of San Francisco on a peninsula at the southern end of Monterey Bay

{n: Nob Hill} a fashionable neighborhood in San Francisco

{n: Oakland} a city in western California on San Francisco Bay opposite San Francisco; primarily and industrial urban center

{n: Sacramento River} a river in northern California rising near Mount Shasta and flowing south to the San Francisco Bay

{n: Sacramento, capital of California} a city in north central California 75 miles northeast of San Francisco on the Sacramento River; capital of California

{n: San Andreas Fault} a major geological fault in California; runs from San Diego to San Francisco; the source of serious earthquakes

{n: San Francisco Bay} a bay of the Pacific in western California

{n: San Francisco} 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

{n: San Jose} a city in western California located at the southern end of San Francisco Bay south of San Francisco; a center for computer and electronics industries

{n: San Mateo} a town in California south of San Francisco

{n: San Pablo} a town in western California north of Oakland on an arm of San Francisco Bay

{n: Silicon Valley} a region in California south of San Francisco that is noted for its concentration of high-technology industries

{n: camphor dune tansy, Tanacetum camphoratum} densely hairy plant with rayless flowers; San Francisco Bay area

{n: flower people, hippies, hipsters} a youth subculture (mostly from the middle class) originating in San Francisco in the 1960s; advocated universal love and peace and communes and long hair and soft drugs; favored acid rock and progressive rock music

{n: jumping-off place, point of departure} a place from which an enterprise or expedition is launched
"one day when I was at a suitable jumping-off place I decided to see if I could find him"
"my point of departure was San Francisco"

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