Try Our Apps
Dictionary.com

follow Dictionary.com

The Best Internet Slang

Stuyvesant

[stahy-vuh-suh nt] /ˈstaɪ və sənt/
noun
1.
Peter, 1592–1672, Dutch colonial administrator in the Americas: last governor of New Netherlands 1646–64.
Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
Cite This Source
Examples from the Web for peter stuyvesant
Historical Examples
  • peter stuyvesant was its most famous figure, but the whole history of the life of the patroons is well worth reading.

    Woman's Club Work and Programs Caroline French Benton
  • If he might even go to play with her sometimes in the garden behind peter stuyvesant's house.

    The New Land

    Elma Ehrlich Levinger
  • A book is given to each of the first two Dutch governors, and three books to the rule of peter stuyvesant.

    Journeys Through Bookland, Vol. 8 Charles H. Sylvester
  • peter stuyvesant turned like an angry bear upon the foe, and seizing him as he fled by an immeasurable queue, “Ah, caterpillar!”

    Journeys Through Bookland, Vol. 8 Charles H. Sylvester
  • In time peter stuyvesant came to be governor, and a stern, tyrannical ruler he was.

    Great Cities of the United States Gertrude Van Duyn Southworth
  • Hereafter you shall pay no more taxes to the Dutch government, neither shall you obey peter stuyvesant.

  • One of the magistrates dared to tell Scott that he ought to settle this dispute with peter stuyvesant.

  • peter stuyvesant called his council, and they decided to lose no time in making their fortifications as strong as possible.

  • What was peter stuyvesant doing as the frigates so insolently sailed past under his very eyes?

  • But peter stuyvesant thought it needful to teach his Indian neighbors a lesson.

British Dictionary definitions for peter stuyvesant

Stuyvesant

/ˈstaɪvɪsənt/
noun
1.
Peter. ?1610–72, Dutch colonial administrator of New Netherland (later New York) (1646–64)
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
© William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Cite This Source

Word of the Day

Difficulty index for Stuyvesant

Few English speakers likely know this word

Word Value for peter

7
8
Scrabble Words With Friends

Nearby words for peter stuyvesant