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ˈbrʊk lɪnBrook·lyn

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Brooklyn(noun)

    a borough of New York City

Wiktionary

  1. Brooklyn(ProperNoun)

    A borough of New York City. It is located on the western end of Long Island.

    Etymology: From Bruklyn Breukelen. See Breukelen at Wikipedia.

  2. Brooklyn(ProperNoun)

    of modern usage, also spelled Brooklynn.

    Etymology: From Bruklyn Breukelen. See Breukelen at Wikipedia.

Freebase

  1. Brooklyn

    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

  1. Brooklyn

    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.

Military Dictionary and Gazetteer

  1. brooklyn

    A city and seaport of the United States, at the extremity of Long Island, opposite New York City. In 1776 this part of Long Island was one of the principal localities of the war of independence. Here on August 27, 1776, was fought the first great battle of the Revolutionary war after the Declaration of Independence. The American army occupied Manhattan, Governor’s, and Long Islands, a large force being placed by Washington under the command of Gen. Greene in a fortified camp extending from Wallabout Bay to Gowanus Cove. Unfortunately, Gen. Greene was taken sick, and four days before the battle the command was given to Gen. Putnam. On August 22 the British forces under Lord Howe landed and encamped at the western point of Long Island. About midnight on the 26th the British attacked the American left, and about daybreak on the 27th the Hessians under Von Heister attacked the centre, and were met bravely by the American forces; but an important pass through the hills on their right, called the Jamaica Pass, being left unguarded, a select body of English troops poured through, followed by Percy and Cornwallis with the main army, and, attacking them from the flank and rear, drove the patriots in confusion with heavy loss. On the night of the 29th, Washington succeeded, under cover of a dense fog, in withdrawing all his troops from Brooklyn to New York, and finding it impossible to defend that city, he removed his forces to the heights of Harlem. During the civil war Brooklyn was not surpassed by any city in her zeal for the cause of the Union.

Rap Dictionary

  1. brooklyn

    Brooklyn aka Crooklyn New York City borough, once was a city by itself. By population, largest of the five boroughs. Known neighborhoods include Bed Stuy, Coney Island, Fort Greene, Flatbush, Red Hook, Brownsville, Bushwick, East New York, and Canarsie. Some more well known reliance first capital streets are Linden Blvd, Atlantic Ave, Flatbush Ave, Flatlands Ave, Pennsylvania Ave, Utica Ave, and East 83rd St.. Former home town of the Brooklyn Dodgers. Also referred to as (mainly by the Wu-Tang Clan) as Brooklyn Zoo, Bethlehem or Medina. No sleep till Brooklyn! -- Beastie Boys (No sleep till Brooklyn).

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Brooklyn in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Brooklyn in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Examples of Brooklyn in a Sentence

  1. Ken Thompson:

    Wrongful convictions ultimately destroy the lives of the people who are wrongfully convicted, as well as their families, and also do great damage to the integrity of the justice system, the people of Brooklyn elected me to ensure that justice is done and that is what my decision to vacate Derrick Hamilton’s conviction reflects.

  2. Brooklyn District Attorney Eric Gonzalez:

    This defendant viciously assaulted a fellow subway rider for no other reason than the color of her skin, acts of hate are not tolerated in Brooklyn, a place that prides itself on the diversity of its communities. I hope this sentence sends a clear message that racism and intolerance are unwelcome here.

  3. Nupol Kiazolu:

    We were looking on the phone like,' Whoa, whoa, whoa, people are burning stuff in Brooklyn,' we rendered our assistance on the ground in Minnesota Capitol, but we had to come back home.

  4. James Shea:

    Director of Public Safety James Shea told reporters Friday. Based on what we know now, the amount of guns, the amount of ammunition, the fact that they had explosive devices -- we would have to assume they planned to do a lot more damage than we allowed them to do. THOUSANDS MOURN, ATTEND FUNERALS FOR Jersey City SHOOTING VICTIMS Police officers stand near the scene of a gun fight at a kosher supermarket in Jersey City, New Jersey, on Thursday. Anderson and Graham appear to have acted alone even though they had expressed interest in the Black Hebrew Israelites, a fringe religious group that often disparages whites and Jews, New Jersey officials have said. Attorney General Gurbir Grewal said Thursday that the attack was driven by hatred of Jews and law enforcement and is being investigated as an act of domestic terrorism. The evidence points toward acts of hate. I can confirm that were investigating this matter as potential acts of domestic terrorism fueled both by anti-Semitism and anti-law enforcement beliefs, Attorney General Gurbir Grewal said. Attorney General Gurbir Grewal added that social media posts, witness interviews and other evidence reflected the couples hatred of Jews and police. Orthodox Jewish men carry Moshe Deutsch's casket outside a Brooklyn synagogue following Moshe Deutsch funeral on Wednesday in New York. Moshe Deutsch was one of the victims killed in Tuesday's shooting in Jersey City, New Jersey CLICK HERE FOR THE FOX NEWS APP The attackers killed three people in the market, in addition to the police officer at a cemetery about a mile away, before dying in an hourslong gunbattle with police Tuesday afternoon, authorities said. Public Safety James Shea called Seals the ultimate detective or officer we would point to to tell young officers, This is how you should behave.

  5. Tarence Ray:

    We're not as well-read as your average, like, Brooklyn socialists, I don't think.

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