- a seaport on New Providence Island: capital of the Bahamas; seaside resort.
- a district in central Germany: formerly a duchy, now a part of Hesse.
- a member of a European royal family that ruled chiefly in Germany and the Netherlands until the 19th century.
- Golf. 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.
- (used with a plural verb) a group of islands in the W Atlantic Ocean, SE of Florida.
- (used with a singular verb) an independent country comprising this group: formerly a British colony; gained independence 1973. 4404 sq. mi. (11,406 sq. km). Capital: Nassau.
Examples from the Web for nassau
And more hearings are scheduled for June in the Nassau County family court.
That office declined to comment as well and referred us back to Nassau County.
I live in the second-highest property taxed county in the entire country in Nassau County.Governor Cuomo: ‘Extreme Conservatives Have No Place In New York’
January 22, 2014
So in February 1965, they arrived in the city of Nassau on New Providence Island, connected to Paradise Island by a bridge.Catch Beatles Fever! Ten Essential Travel Destinations for Beatlemaniacs
January 3, 2014
After soaking up the history at Nassau Hall, walk to Princeton University campus.A Walk Through History-Filled Princeton
October 22, 2013
Between its Babel towers narrow Nassau Street was like a canyon.The Bacillus of Beauty
It was made by Crimp, of Nassau Street, and box and all cost four pound twelve.'Lord Kilgobbin
Is it to the denizen of a coal mine you apply for information about the Nassau balloon?Nuts and Nutcrackers
Charles James Lever
A cellar in Nassau Street was the first office of the "Herald."Captains of Industry
I got a draft on a Nassau house, and generally drew greenbacks.A Jolly Fellowship
Frank R. Stockton
- (German ˈnasaʊ) a region of W central Germany: formerly a duchy (1816–66), from which a branch of the House of Orange arose (represented by the present rulers of the Netherlands and Luxembourg); annexed to the Prussian province of Hesse-Nassau in 1866; corresponds to present-day W Hesse and NE Rhineland-Palatinate states
- (ˈnæsɔː) the capital and chief port of the Bahamas, on the NE coast of New Providence Island: resort. Pop: 229 000 (2005 est)
- the Bahamas a group of over 700 coral islands (about 20 of which are inhabited) in the Caribbean: a British colony from 1783 until 1964; an independent nation within the Commonwealth from 1973. Language: English. Currency: Bahamian dollar. Capital: Nassau. Pop: 319 031 (2013 est). Area: 13 939 sq km (5381 sq miles)
Word Origin and History for nassau
capital of the Bahamas, from a site name attested from 1690s, in honor of King William III of England (1650-1702), of the House of Orange-Nassau, from the duchy of Nassau in western Germany, named for a village in the Lahn valley, from Old High German nass "wet." Related: Nassauvian.
islands discovered by Columbus in 1492, settled by English in 1648, long after the native population had been wiped out by disease or carried off into slavery; the name is said to be from Spanish baja mar "low sea," in reference to the shallow water here, but more likely represents a local name, Guanahani, whose origin had been lost and whose meaning has been forgotten.