from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- A section of lower Manhattan in New York City. The street that gives the area its name was once the road to Peter Stuyvesant's bouwerij, or farm. At various times the Bowery has been notorious for its saloons, petty criminals, and derelicts.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- proper n. A street and a district of New York City, whose residents were traditionally of a low social and economic class. (usually the Bowery.)
- adj. Characteristic of this street; swaggering; flashy.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Shading, like a bower; full of bowers.
- n. A farm or plantation with its buildings.
- adj. Characteristic of the street called the Bowery, in New York city; swaggering; flashy.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Of the nature of a bower; containing bowers; leafy; shady.
- n. Among the Dutch settlers of New York, a farm; a country-seat; a rural retreat.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a street in Manhattan noted for cheap hotels frequented by homeless derelicts
- adj. like a bower; leafy and shady
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