What does Brooklyn mean?

Definitions for Brooklyn
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. Senator Sanders:

    De Blasio knows that the only way we can defeat Donald Trump is by uniting people from all backgrounds around an agenda that speaks to the needs of working families, jane and I grew up in Brooklyn and we are so proud to have the support of a New York City mayor fighting every day to improve the lives of New Yorkers. Bill is a leading example of what bringing the Democratic Party together around so-called' radical ideas' like universal pre-K, paid family and sick leave, and defending immigrant neighbors can do for our country.

  2. David Ehrenberg:

    And to some extent( we) proved a concept -- that manufacturing and industrial and creative companies would want to take root in Brooklyn.

  3. David Beckham:

    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.

  4. Donald Trump:

    I love those people. Those are my people. I love those people. I really do. I love the policemen. I love the firemen. For whatever reason, and it is strange, but somehow, I've always had great relationships with the workers. I work with them. I used to work, during summer, building houses in Brooklyn and Queens.

  5. Tarence Ray:

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

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