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

  • A settlement established in 1624 by the Dutch at the mouth of the Hudson River on the southern end of Manhattan Island. It was the capital of New Netherland from 1626 to 1664, when it was captured by the British and renamed New York.

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  • proper noun historical The Dutch colonial settlement that later became New York City.

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  • noun a settlement established by the Dutch near the mouth of Hudson River and the southern end of Manhattan Island; annexed by the English in 1664 and renamed New York


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