abbrev. NY or N.Y.
state of the NE U.S.: one of the 13 original states
: 47,214 sq mi
(122,283 sq km); pop. 18,976,000; cap
city & port in SE N.Y
., at the mouth of the Hudson: divided into five boroughs (the Bronx, Brooklyn, Manhattan,
Queens, Staten Island): 365 sq mi (946 sq km); pop. 8,008,000
: often New York City
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Word origin of 'New York'after the Duke of York and Albany