What does Brooklyn mean?

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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.

  2. Brooklyn(ProperNoun)

    of modern usage, also spelled Brooklynn.

  3. Origin: 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.

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How to say Brooklyn in sign language?

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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. Hector Sigala:

    That’s because it sounds like Brooklyn Bernie.

  2. Yavuz Pehlivanlar:

    Multiple locations in Manhattan and Brooklyn are next.

  3. Saeed Naseer:

    I heard the news, i'm coming from Brooklyn. I'm on my way home.

  4. Saeed Naseer:

    I heard the news, i’m coming from Brooklyn. I’m on my way home.

  5. De Souza:

    None of the Brooklyn cases has as of yet, caused any cases outside of Brooklyn.

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