a former Dutch town on Manhattan Island: the capital of New Netherland; renamed New York by the British in 1664.
a city in NE Guyana, on the Berbice River.
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How to use New Amsterdam in a sentence
NBC’s “New Amsterdam” is airing its third season now and two more have been ordered.
Well, New York was founded as New Amsterdam, with Dutch beginnings.Surprising Christmas History From the Date to Origins of St. Nicholas | The Browser | December 23, 2011 | THE DAILY BEAST
For my 40th birthday, I planned a family weekend in New York, complete with a Mary Poppins matinee at the New Amsterdam Theater.
Both New Amsterdam and Massachusetts had repeatedly encouraged them to do this, but repented.William Bradford of Plymouth | Albert Hale Plumb
The interesting figure of Stuyvesant, and his times, in New Amsterdam, should have a meeting.The Complete Club Book for Women | Caroline French Benton
When you have passed this river, there is a good public road to New Amsterdam, the capital of Berbice.Wanderings in South America | Charles Waterton
Once more in New Amsterdam, he entered into business, becoming extensively engaged in foreign trade.A History of the City of Brooklyn and Kings County Volume II | Stephen M. Ostrander
The same year a Dutch ship, twenty times as large, was constructed at New Amsterdam.American Inventions and Inventors | William A. Mowry
British Dictionary definitions for New Amsterdam
the Dutch settlement established on Manhattan (1624–26); capital of New Netherland; captured by the English and renamed New York in 1664
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Cultural definitions for New Amsterdam
A city founded by Dutch settlers in the seventeenth century on the present site of New York City.
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