Staten-island meaning

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A borough of New York City coextensive with Staten Island in New York Bay in southeast New York southwest of Manhattan Island. The island was settled by the Dutch in the 1600s and became part of New York City in 1898. The borough was officially named Richmond until 1975.
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(place) Island in New York Bay: 60 sq mi (155 sq km)
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(place) Borough of New York City, comprising this island & small nearby islands.
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One of the five boroughs of New York, New York, situated south-southwest of Manhattan.
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Origin of staten-island

  • < Du Staaten Eylandt, States Island, referring to the States-General of the Dutch Republic

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