Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • An island of Upper New York Bay southwest of Manhattan. It was the main US immigration station from 1892 to 1943.

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  • proper noun A 27.5 acres island in the states of New Jersey and New York where millions of immigrants and others were processed.

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  • noun an island in New York Bay that was formerly the principal immigration station for the United States

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Examples

  • Angel Island deservedly is often called the Ellis Island of the West.

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  • Stop by the Freedom Tower , known as the "Ellis Island of the South" for its role as an assistance center for Cuban refugees in the '60s and '70s (600 Biscayne Blvd.) on your way to the pre-Castro luxury of the Fontainebleau Miami Beach (from $349 per night, 4441 Collins Ave.; fontainebleau.com ).

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  • With the Juilliard Dance Theater, she built a work called Ellis Island; for Batsheva, Poems of Ecstasy.

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  • In fact, south Florida has been called the Ellis Island of exotic animals.

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  • That's a New York City Fire Department fireboat making its way across the harbor; on board, a ton of Secret Service, a bunch of aides and the president of the United States, who is heading out to Ellis Island, which is not a long way away.

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  • Ellis Island, which is both educational and fascinating.

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  • "I have been awarded the high American honour of Ellis Island, which is only given after the United States Government makes sure that there is nothing against a person," said Chatwal.

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  • The same ferries can take you to Ellis Island, which is yet another historical landmark.

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  • The same ferries can take you to Ellis Island, which is yet another historical landmark.

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  • The same ferries can take you to Ellis Island, which is yet another historical landmark.

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