Try Our Apps


Avoid these words. Seriously.


[os-uh-ning] /ˈɒs ə nɪŋ/
a town in SE New York, on the Hudson: the site of a state prison formerly known as Sing Sing.
Formerly Sing Sing. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
Cite This Source
Examples from the Web for Ossining
Contemporary Examples
Historical Examples
  • Ossining was first settled in 1700, when it was part of Philipse Manor.

  • How else can we explain ‘Ossining’ or ‘Ah, Sing’ repeated through the magpie to us.

    Whispering Wires

    Henry Leverage
  • The six miles to Ossining are largely made up of handsome estates lining both sides of the road.

    The New York and Albany Post Road Charles Gilbert Hine
  • I dont say that there arent some good people here, but you dont have to go very far to come to Ossining.

  • Arriving at Ossining, special and distinguishing honours were paid to the little yellow Chinaman.

    Local Color Irvin S. Cobb
  • There's fellows breaking stones on the Ossining Road that's done a lot less to deserve a sentence.

    The Adventures of Sally P. G. Wodehouse
  • Like one walking in a dream, he bought a ticket and took the noon train alone to Ossining.

  • I have given directions for the remodeling of the south wall of my library in the Ossining house for its occupancy.

    It Pays to Smile Nina Wilcox Putnam
  • The prison itself takes its name from the Indian word "Ossining," which means "stone upon stone."

    My Native Land James Cox

Word of the Day

Nearby words for ossining

Word Value for Ossining

Scrabble Words With Friends