Santee definition by Webster's New World
Webster's New World College Dictionary Copyright © 2010 by Wiley Publishing, Inc., Cleveland, Ohio. Used by arrangement with John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
Origin: ; from uncertain or unknown; perhaps Amerindian tribal nameriver in E S.C., flowing southeast into the Atlantic: 143 mi (230 km)
- city in SW Calif., near San Diego: pop. 53,000
Origin: after M. Santee, 1st postmaster
Santee definition by American Heritage Dictionary
noun pl. Santee or San·tees
- The eastern branch of the Sioux, comprising the Mdewakanton, Sisseton, Wahpekute, and Wahpeton peoples, with present-day populations in Nebraska, Minnesota, the Dakotas, and Canada.
- A member of a people of this division. Also called Eastern Sioux, Santee Dakota, Santee Sioux.
A community of southern California, a suburb of San Diego. Population: 52,500.