Manhattan: Meaning and Definition of


Pronunciation: (man-hat'n, or, esp. for 1, 2, mun-), [key]
— n.
  1. Also calledan island in New York City surrounded by the Hudson, East, and Harlem rivers. 13 mi. (22 km) long; 2 mi. (4 km) greatest width; 22 sq. mi. (58 sq. km).
  2. a borough of New York City approximately coextensive with Manhattan Island: chief business district of the city. 1,427,533.
  3. a city in NE Kansas, on the Kansas River. 32,644.
  4. (often l.c.) a cocktail made of whiskey and sweet vermouth, usually with a dash of bitters and a maraschino cherry.
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