Definitions for boweryˈbaʊ ə ri, ˈbaʊ ri

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

bow•er•yˈbaʊ ə ri, ˈbaʊ ri(n.)(pl.)-er•ies.

  1. (among the Dutch settlers of New York) a farm or country seat.

  2. the Bowery, a street and area in New York City, long noted for its cheap bars and flophouses.

    Category: Geography (places)

Origin of bowery:

1640–50, Amer.; < D bouwerij farm

Princeton's WordNet

  1. Bowery(adj)

    a street in Manhattan noted for cheap hotels frequented by homeless derelicts

  2. bowery(adj)

    like a bower; leafy and shady

    "a bowery lane"

Wiktionary

  1. bowery(Noun)

    In the early settlements of New York State, USA, a farm or estate.

  2. bowery(Adjective)

    Sheltered by trees; leafy; shady.

  3. Bowery(ProperNoun)

    A street and a district of New York City, whose residents were traditionally of a low social and economic class. (usually the Bowery.)

Webster Dictionary

  1. Bowery(adj)

    shading, like a bower; full of bowers

  2. Bowery(noun)

    a farm or plantation with its buildings

  3. Bowery(adj)

    characteristic of the street called the Bowery, in New York city; swaggering; flashy

Freebase

  1. Bowery

    Bowery is a station on the BMT Nassau Street Line of the New York City Subway. Located at the intersection of Bowery and Delancey Street in the Lower East Side of Manhattan, it is served by the J train at all times and the Z train during rush hours in peak direction. Construction of this underground station began in August 1907 and was almost completed by the end of 1910. However, the BMT Nassau Street Line to the south did not open until August 4, 1913 when Chambers Street ready for service. The station has three tracks and two island platforms. It was originally configured like a typical express station with express service on the inner tracks and local service on the outer tracks. When it was built, the station was an important connection point for elevated and streetcar lines. With those lines long-gone, a four-track station was no longer considered necessary. A renovation of the Nassau Street Line, completed in October 2004, resulted in the former northbound platform being sealed off with service in both directions now provided on the former southbound platform. On the abandoned side, only the outer track remains. The station has two mezzanine areas on each side of Bowery. One part of the station has a high ceiling which was built for a proposed subway to pass through it. There is also a "Future Doorway" at this station where an opening could be made to the never-built subway station if it had side platforms. At the curve between Bowery and Canal Street, there is a small provision for a line into Spring Street, for which no definite plan was ever provided. Due to the depth, there were escalators that were provided in the original construction, one on each platform running to the east mezzanine. The escalator on the south platform was either not installed or removed long ago.

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