Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • A borough of New York City in southeast New York on the mainland north of Manhattan. The Bronx was first settled by Jonas Bronck (died c. 1643), a Dane in the service of the Dutch West India Company, and became part of Greater New York in 1898. Population: 1,360,000.

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  • proper n. A borough of New York City.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a borough of New York City

Etymologies

Originally Bronck's Land after Jonas Bronck (1600–1643). (Wiktionary)

Examples

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  • In fact, looking at the median family, per capita, and % poverty shows that Manhattan has a slightly higher median than the bronx, but Manhattan has both much more poverty and much more wealth higher poverty rate and higher mean than the Bronx.

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  • BRONX - A 27-year-old Yonkers man was arrested on charges he fired an arrow that injured a Yonkers woman dropping off fellow parishioners at a Bronx nursing home, New York City police said last night.

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  • In A BRONX TALE, the celebrated play on which he based the legendary movie, Palminteri vividly depicts a young boy's rough childhood in the 1960s-era Bronx and the unforgettable people he encountered.

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  • In A BRONX TALE, Palminteri brings 18 characters to vivid life, depicting a rough childhood on Bronx streets populated by a cast of friends and enemies.

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  • Offensively, the Yankees have lived up to the label Bronx Bombers of late.

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  • Which makes perfect sense, since per capita, the Bronx is the capital of PR.

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  • Groundhog Day, Cashman's "last day" in the Bronx is an extended run.

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