Manhattan meaning

măn-hătn, mən-
A borough of New York City in southeast New York, mainly on Manhattan Island at the north end of New York Bay. Peter Minuit of the Dutch West Indies Company bought the island in 1626 from the Manhattan Indians, supposedly for $24 worth of merchandise. The settlement of New Amsterdam, renamed New York when the English assumed control in 1664, quickly spread from the southern tip of the island, eventually becoming the financial and commercial center of the United States.
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A city of northeast Kansas west of Topeka. It is the seat of Kansas State University (established 1863).
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A cocktail made of sweet vermouth, whiskey, and a dash of bitters.
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A member of a North American Indian people, speaking an Algonquian language, that formerly lived on Manhattan Island.
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A cocktail made of whiskey and sweet vermouth, usually with a dash of bitters and a maraschino cherry.
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(place) Island in SE N.Y., between the Hudson & East rivers, forming part of New York City: 13 mi (21 km) long.
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(place) Borough of New York City, consisting of this island, some small nearby islands, & a small bit of the mainland: 22 sq mi (57 sq km)
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A cocktail made from whiskey, sweet vermouth and bitters: alternative spelling of Manhattan.
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(cricket) A bar chart representing the number of runs scored each over (supposed to resemble a skyline of skyscrapers).
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An indigenous people of North America who lived in present day New York State.
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A borough of New York City, mainly on Manhattan Island.
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A cocktail made from whiskey, sweet vermouth and bitters.
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Origin of manhattan

  • < Du prob. < the native name < manah, island + atin, hill

    From Webster's New World College Dictionary, 5th Edition

  • After Manhattan a borough of New York City

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition