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[broo k-lin] /ˈbrʊk lɪn/
a borough of New York City, on W Long Island. 76.4 sq. mi. (198 sq. km).
a city in NE Ohio.
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[broo k-luh-nahyt] /ˈbrʊk ləˌnaɪt/ (Show IPA),
noun Unabridged
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  • A number of people were trodden to death on the Brooklyn bridge when it was opened.

    Folkways William Graham Sumner
  • Brooklyn celebrated the first landing; New York the second landing.

    America First Various
  • I was on the Brooklyn Enterprise at that time; I spent about a year there.

    A Traveler in Time August Derleth
  • Up went the signal on the flagstaff of the Brooklyn, "Forward—the enemy is approaching."

    America First Various
  • Kathleen had gone to her Brooklyn home, packed and sent them on to her.

    The Shadow Mary White Ovington
British Dictionary definitions for Brooklyn


a borough of New York City, on the SW end of Long Island. Pop: 2 465 326 (2000)
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Word Origin and History for Brooklyn

New York City borough, named for village founded there 1646 and named for Dutch township of Breukelen near Utrecht; from Old High German bruoh "moor, marshland;" spelling of U.S. place name influenced by brook (n.), which probably is distantly related.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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Brooklyn in Culture

Brooklyn definition

One of the five boroughs that make up New York City.

Note: The Brooklyn Bridge connects Brooklyn with Manhattan.
Note: It is noted for the special “Brooklyn accent” of its inhabitants.
The American Heritage® New Dictionary of Cultural Literacy, Third Edition
Copyright © 2005 by Houghton Mifflin Company.
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