city in westernmost Tex., on the Rio Grande: pop. 564,000
Sp, after El Paso del Norte, ford (of the river) of the north; i.e., the Rio Grande
See El Paso in American Heritage Dictionary 4
A city of extreme western Texas on the Rio Grande opposite Ciudad Juárez, Mexico. The surrounding area was first settled by Spanish missionaries, soldiers, and traders in the 17th century. Population: 609,000.