from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- Formerly Bed·loe's Island (bĕdˈlōz)Liberty Island An island of southeast New York in Upper New York Bay southwest of Manhattan. The Statue of Liberty was placed on the island in 1885, using the star-shaped Fort Wood (built in 1841) as a base. Congress officially renamed the island in 1956.
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- proper n. A small uninhabited island in New York Harbor, the location of the Statue of Liberty
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- n. an island in New York Bay to the southwest of Manhattan where the Statue of Liberty stands
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