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Definitions for nassau
ˈnæs ɔ; for 2,3 , also ˈnɑ saʊnas·sau

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Nassau, capital of the Bahamasnoun

    the capital of the Bahamas


  1. Nassaunoun

    The capital of the Bahamas.


  1. nassau

    Nassau can refer to: 1. The capital city of the Bahamas, known for its beaches and offshore coral reefs. 2. A term used in golf, which is a type of bet between golfers that is essentially three separate bets. One bet is for the front nine, one bet is for the back nine, and one bet is for the entire 18 holes. 3. One of the most historically prominent branches of German royalty, the House of Nassau. 4. A county on Long Island, in the U.S. state of New York. 5. A city in the German state of Rhineland-Palatinate. The correct definition depends on the context in which the term is being used.


  1. Nassau

    Nassau is the capital, largest city, and commercial centre of the Commonwealth of the Bahamas. The city has a population of 248,948, 70 percent of the entire population of The Bahamas. Lynden Pindling International Airport, the major airport for The Bahamas, is located about 16 kilometres west of Nassau city centre, and has daily flights to major cities in the United States, the Caribbean, Canada, and the United Kingdom. The city is located on the island of New Providence, which functions much like a business district. Nassau is the site of the House of Assembly and various judicial departments and was considered historically to be a stronghold of pirates. Nassau's modern growth began in the late eighteenth century, with the influx of thousands of American Loyalists and their slaves to the Bahamas following the American War of Independence. Many of them settled in Nassau and eventually came to outnumber the original inhabitants. As the population of Nassau grew, so did its populated areas. Today the city dominates the entire island and its satellite, Paradise Island. However, until the post-Second World War era, the outer suburbs scarcely existed. Most of New Providence was uncultivated bush until Loyalists were resettled here following the American Revolutionary War; they established several plantations, such as Clifton and Tusculum. Slaves were imported as labour.

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Nassau

    till 1866 a duchy of Germany, now included in the Prussian province of Hesse-Nassau (q. v.).

Surnames Frequency by Census Records


    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Nassau is ranked #84136 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Nassau surname appeared 223 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 0 would have the surname Nassau.

    85.2% or 190 total occurrences were White.
    4.9% or 11 total occurrences were Black.
    4% or 9 total occurrences were Asian.
    4% or 9 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of nassau in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of nassau in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of nassau in a Sentence

  1. Bruce Blakeman:

    I believe that the law should be repealed, i would say criminals have more rights than victims in the state of New York. It has created a much more dangerous environment in Nassau County, but not just Nassau County, the whole region.

  2. Sheriff Bill Leeper:

    We got our man. It's a great day in Nassau County, he's in custody and he's going to pay for what he did to Deputy Josh Moyers.

  3. Bruce Blakeman:

    And I think there will be political consequences, we saw it in Nassau County this past November. I think you’re going to see it statewide and nationwide.

  4. Ilann Maazel:

    In many ways, it’s an appalling case, the Nassau County Police Department, we know now, hid evidence, including confessions and leads – they hid all of this for three decades from the defense and the prosecutor.

  5. Lauree Simmons:

    His owners brought him to the plane and said, Please take our dog and get him the care he needs... we know he will die here if he stays, Simmons recalled. The group now hasover 70 rescued dogs, andthe number keeps climbing. Simmons said many Bahamians are still also looking for pets that were lost during the storm, not knowing whether they are dead are alive. Weve gotten nine pleas from owners sending us pictures and locations where their dog was left, we also got a desperate plea from a family of five who had lost their home and they tried to get on a plane and they wouldnt let them take their dogs, so they stayed behind and they wouldnt leave their dog. We found a way yesterday to get their family to Nassau because two of their children didnt have visas to come in and get them on a plane safely.

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