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°.
Borough of Greater London, England, located on the prime meridian: formerly the site of an astronomical observatory.
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.
A town on the southbank of the River Thames through which the prime meridian passes.
Origin of greenwich
From Old English Grenewic (“green harbor”).
Greenwich Sentence Examples
Greenwich Hospital, as it is still called, became in 1873 a Royal Naval College.
It has a river-frontage of 4.1 m., the Thames making two deep bends, enclosing the Isle of Dogs on the north and a similar peninsula on the Greenwich side.
The noble buildings, contrasting strangely with the wharves adjacent and opposite to it, make a striking picture, standing on the low river-bank with a background formed by the wooded elevation of Greenwich Park.
They occupy the site of an ancient royal palace called Greenwich House, which was a favourite royal residence as early as 1300, but was granted by Henry V.
To the south of the hospital is Greenwich Park (185 acres), lying high, and commanding extensive views over London, the Thames and the plain of Essex.