Meaning of Nassau


Pronunciation: (nas'ô for 2, 3, also Ger. nä'sou), [key]
— n.
  1. a seaport on New Providence Island: capital of the Bahamas; seaside resort. 100,000.
  2. a district in central Germany: formerly a duchy, now a part of Hesse.
  3. a member of a European royal family that ruled chiefly in Germany and the Netherlands until the 19th century.
  4. an eighteen-hole match in which one point each is awarded to the players having the lowest score for the first nine holes, for the second nine holes, and for the entire round.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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