New York

geographical name

Definition of New York

1 state in northeastern U.S. bordering on Long Island Sound, the Atlantic Ocean, Lake Ontario, Lake Erie, and the Canadian provinces of Ontario and Quebec; capital Albany area 49,576 square miles (121,898 square kilometers), population 19,378,102
2 or New York City city and port in southeastern New York at the mouth of the Hudson River population 8,175,133

Note: New York City includes the boroughs of Brooklyn, Manhattan, Queens, Staten Island, and the Bronx and is the most populous city in the U.S.

3 the borough of Manhattan in New York City population 1,585,873

Other Words from New York

New Yorker \ ˈyȯr-​kər How to pronounce New York (audio) \ noun

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“New York.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 7 May. 2021.

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