What does Greenwich mean?

Definitions for Greenwich
ˈgrɪn ɪdʒ, -ɪtʃ, ˈgrɛn- for 1, 3 ; ˈgrɛn ɪtʃ, ˈgrɪn-, ˈgrin wɪtʃ for 2Green·wich

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Greenwich(noun)

    a borough of Greater London on the Thames; zero degrees of longitude runs through Greenwich; time is measured relative to Greenwich Mean Time

Wiktionary

  1. Greenwich(ProperNoun)

    A town on the south bank of the River Thames through which the prime meridian passes.

Freebase

  1. Greenwich

    Greenwich is a district of South East London, England, located in the Royal Borough of Greenwich and situated 5.5 miles east south-east of Charing Cross. Greenwich is notable for its maritime history and for giving its name to the Greenwich Meridian and Greenwich Mean Time. The town became the site of a royal palace, the Palace of Placentia from the 15th century, and was the birthplace of many in the House of Tudor, including Henry VIII and Elizabeth I. The palace fell into disrepair during the English Civil War and was rebuilt as the Royal Naval Hospital for Sailors by Sir Christopher Wren and his assistant Nicholas Hawksmoor. These buildings became the Royal Naval College in 1873, and they remained an establishment for military education until 1998 when they passed into the hands of the Greenwich Foundation. The historic rooms within these buildings remain open to the public; other buildings are used by University of Greenwich and Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance. The town became a popular resort in the 17th century and many grand houses were built there, such as Vanbrugh Castle established on Maze Hill, next to the park. From the Georgian period estates of houses were constructed above the town centre. The maritime connections of Greenwich were celebrated in the 20th century, with the siting of the Cutty Sark and Gipsy Moth IV next to the river front, and the National Maritime Museum in the former buildings of the Royal Hospital School in 1934. Greenwich formed part of Kent until 1889 when the County of London was created.

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Greenwich

    an important borough of Kent (officially within the county of London), on the Thames, 5 m. SE. of London Bridge; its active industries embrace engineering, telegraph works, chemical works, &c.; the Royal Observatory, founded by Charles II. in 1675, occupies a commanding site within the Park; it is from this point that degrees of longitude with us are reckoned.

Editors Contribution

  1. Greenwich

    The name of a district in the capital of England and the prime meridian of longitude.

    Greenwich mean time is a time used globally every day.

    Submitted by MC Harmonious on October 4, 2016  

Etymology and Origins

  1. Greenwich

    Expresses the Saxon for “green village.”

How to pronounce Greenwich?

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How to say Greenwich in sign language?

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Greenwich in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Greenwich in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of Greenwich in a Sentence

  1. Regis Philbin:

    [Kathie Lee and husband Frank] live up in Greenwich, Conn., and we are weekenders up there.

  2. Alice Hoffman:

    I think of the'60s and'70s as my time period, it was when I began listening to Dylan and going to Greenwich Village and I lived for a while in Northern California. It was such a chaotic time, with so much violence. Our country was divided, and it was nearly impossible to talk to someone' on the other side.' At the same time, people were fighting for their rights, and they came together in an amazing way.

Images & Illustrations of Greenwich

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