manhattan

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noun, often capitalized man·hat·tan \man-ˈha-tən, mən-\

Definition of manhattan

  1. :  a cocktail consisting of vermouth, whiskey, and sometimes a dash of bitters

Origin and Etymology of manhattan

Manhattan, borough of New York City


First Known Use: 1884


Manhattan

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geographical name Man·hat·tan \man-ˈha-tən, mən-\

Definition of Manhattan

  1. 1 city on the Kansas River in the northeast central part of the state of Kansas population 52,281

  2. 2 island 13 miles (21 kilometers) long in southeastern New York surrounded by the Hudson River, Harlem River, Spuyten Duyvil Creek, East River, and Upper New York Bay

  3. 3 borough of New York City comprising Manhattan Island, several small adjacent islands, and a small area (Marble Hill) on the mainland population 1,585,873 Manhattan contains one of the world's chief financial and commercial areas.

Manhattanite

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MANHATTAN Defined for English Language Learners


Manhattan

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geographical name Man·hat·tan \man-ˈha-tən, mən-\

Definition of Manhattan for English Language Learners

  • : part of the U.S. city of New York, in the state of New York


MANHATTAN Defined for Kids

Manhattan

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geographical name Man·hat·tan \man-ˈha-tən, mən-\

Definition of Manhattan for Students

  1. 2 part of New York City consisting chiefly of Manhattan Island



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