Definitions

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

  • A borough of New York City in southeast New York on western Long Island. Dutch colonists first settled the area in 1636 and 1637 and in 1645 established the hamlet of Breuckelen near the present-day site of Borough Hall. Renamed Brooklyn by the English, the expanded community became part of Greater New York City in 1898. Population: 2,510,000.

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  • proper n. A borough of New York City. It is located on the western end of Long Island.
  • proper n. A female given name of modern usage, also spelled Brooklynn.

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

  • n. a borough of New York City

Etymologies

From Dutch Bruklyn Breukelen. See Breukelen at Wikipedia. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • BROOKLYN: -- I have been accustomed to the City of New York, and have been accustomed to the estimate which the people of New York make of the people of Brooklyn.

    Modern Eloquence: Vol II, After-Dinner Speeches E-O

  • BROOKLYN: -- I have been given to understand, sir, that in these unpuritanic days lovers keep late hours; and as I listened to the wooing of fair Brooklyn by the eloquent son [1] of New York I thought we might be here till papa turned out the gas.

    Modern Eloquence: Vol II, After-Dinner Speeches E-O

  • BROOKLYN Since he took the position in June of 2008 as the Brooklyn town marshal, Terry Carlyle said he has "more than 1,500 hours of work" for which he has not been co ...

    Reporter-Times.com/MD-Times.com

  • BROOKLYN, MI April 26, 2010; Today, 28 teams, representing 36 super fuel efficient vehicles from across the globe will begin arriving at Michigan International Speedway (MIS) in Brooklyn, MI to officially start on-track performance testing for the Progressive Insurance Automotive X PRIZE, a multi-million dollar competition designed to inspire a new generation of viable, production-capable, and super fuel-efficient vehicles that exceed 100 MPGe (miles per gallon or its energy equivalent).

    Automotive Headlines

  • BROOKLYN -- Upscale German men's clothing maker Hugo Boss, whose American suit production plant is in Brooklyn, will end 13 to 15 union warehouse jobs there today, the Workers United union said Thursday.

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  • BROOKLYN, NY, April 17, 2009 - Blue Barn Pictures, Inc., a Brooklyn based multimedia production company, is now offering a 3-day hands-on intensive course in HD documentary field production with sponsorship from Canon and IFP.

    DV Info Net

  • Clinton Hill used to be one of the most exclusive neighborhoods in brooklyn ie: "The Heights, The Hill and The Slope" used to be it. then it became one of the most dangerous and dicey neighborhoods in Brooklyn.

    Brownstoner

  • BROOKLYN, MI - JUNE 14: Mark Martin, driver of the #5 CARQUEST/Kellogg's Chevrolet, celebrates in victory lane after winning the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series LifeLock 400 at Michigan International Speedway on June 14, 2009 in Brooklyn, Michigan.

    FanHouse

  • BROOKLYN --- Dion E. Hardin, 22, of Brooklyn, was shot to death early today as he was leaving a nightclub, Illinois State Police reported.

    STLtoday.com Top News Headlines

  • BROOKLYN, MI - JUNE 14: Mark Martin, driver of the #5 CARQUEST/Kellogg's Chevrolet, crosses the finish line to win the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series LifeLock 400 at Michigan International Speedway on June 14, 2009 in Brooklyn, Michigan.

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