Greenwich[gren′ic̸h; chiefly Brit, grin′ij; for 2, also grēn′wic̸h]
The Royal Observatory in Greenwich.
- borough of Greater London, England, located on the prime meridian: pop. 208,000: formerly the site of an astronomical observatory
- suburb of Stamford, in SW Conn.: pop. 61,000
- A borough of Greater London in southeast England on the Thames River. It is the site of the original Royal Observatory, through which passes the Prime Meridian, or longitude 0°.
- A town of southwest Connecticut on Long Island Sound. Settled in 1640, it is a wealthy suburb of New York City and home to many investment companies.
From Old English Grenewic (“green harbor”).