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  • proper n. Nickname for the U.S. state of New York.
  • proper n. Empire State Building

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • New York; -- a nickname alluding to its size and wealth.
  • n. a common designation of the State of New York.

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

  • n. a Mid-Atlantic state; one of the original 13 colonies

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Examples

  • As New York is the most populous State of the Union, having the largest representation in Congress — on which account it has been called the Empire State — I propose to state, as shortly as may be, the nature of its separate constitution as a State.

    North America

  • As New York is the most populous State of the Union, having the largest representation in Congress -- on which account it has been called the Empire State -- I propose to state, as shortly as may be, the nature of its separate constitution as a State.

    North America — Volume 1

  • Due out on Europe-based Countdown Records, the record is titled Empire State and is due out

    Punknews.org

  • Readings below zero for the so-called Empire State index signal manufacturing is shrinking.

    The Skeptical Speculator

  • But they call themselves the New York football Giants, and they haven't played the team actually based in the Empire State since 2007.

    This Week Has to Be Better, Doesn't It?

  • But many lately have come from the Empire State – from the densely packed, hyper-caffeinated New York City area to the rural communities and industrial cities upstate.

    Why So Many Sex Scandals, New York?

  • To understand how New York earned its nickname as the Empire State, take a trip along Interstate 90 west of Albany.

    The Empire State Can Rise Again

  • As I stood on the fantail and looked back at the wake of the training ship the Empire State, I felt that it created a smooth sea in its path.

    Manifesting Michelangelo

  • In the wake of the 2000 Census, the Empire State is losing two congressional seats, probably including one Democrat-held seat from downstate.

    For Rep. Anthony Weiner, a dramatic fall via social media

  • Still, if interest among young runners is any indication, track and field is on the rise in the Empire State.

    New York Runners Descend on Daegu

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