a borough of New York City
A borough of New York City. It is located on the western end of Long Island.
of modern usage, also spelled Brooklynn.
Origin: From Bruklyn Breukelen. See Breukelen at Wikipedia.
Brooklyn is the most populous of New York City's five boroughs, with approximately 2.5 million residents, and the second-largest in area. Since 1896, Brooklyn has had the same boundaries as Kings County, which is now the most populous county in New York State and the second-most densely populated county in the United States, after New York County. It is also the westernmost county on Long Island. Today, if it were an independent city, Brooklyn would rank as the fourth most populous city in the U.S., behind only the other boroughs of New York City combined, Los Angeles, and Chicago. Brooklyn was an independent city until January 1, 1898 when, according to the Charter of "Greater New York", Brooklyn was consolidated with the other boroughs to form the modern "City of New York". It continues to maintain a distinct culture. Many Brooklyn neighborhoods are ethnic enclaves where particular ethnic groups and cultures predominate. Brooklyn's official motto is Eendraght Maeckt Maght. Written in the Dutch language, it is inspired by the motto of the United Dutch Provinces and translated "Unity makes strength". The motto is displayed on the borough seal and flag, which also feature a young robed woman bearing fasces, a traditional emblem of Republicanism. Brooklyn's official colors are blue and gold.
The Nuttall Encyclopedia
a suburb of New York, on Long Island, though ranking as a city, and the fourth in the Union; separated from New York by the East River, a mile broad, and connected with it by a magnificent suspension bridge, the largest in the world, as well as by some 12 lines of ferry boats plied by steam; it is now incorporated in Greater New York; has 10 m. of water front, extensive docks and warehouses, and does an enormous shipping trade; manufactures include glass, clothing, chemicals, metallic wares, and tobacco; there is a naval yard, dock, and storehouse; the city is really a part of New York; has many fine buildings, parks, and pleasure grounds.
Song lyrics by brooklyn -- Explore a large variety of song lyrics performed by brooklyn on the Lyrics.com website.
The numerical value of Brooklyn in Chaldean Numerology is: 2
The numerical value of Brooklyn in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
Brooklyn and Jersey have a lot in common. People make fun of both and those who know better let them.
And to some extent( we) proved a concept -- that manufacturing and industrial and creative companies would want to take root in Brooklyn.
With Brooklyn I keep having to remind him that I'm one of the cooler dads, for his birthday I got him some of the Kanye shoes, so I was in his cool books for about five hours.
When Charles first saw our child Mary, he said all the proper things for a new father. He looked upon the poor little red thing and blurted, She's more beautiful than the Brooklyn Bridge.
I think our influence on Brooklyn in general has been quite substantial, we were the first entity that started investing substantially back into these old buildings on the Brooklyn waterfront.
Images & Illustrations of Brooklyn
Translations for Brooklyn
From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary
Get even more translations for Brooklyn »
Find a translation for the Brooklyn definition in other languages:
Select another language: