[ am-ster-dam ]
/ ˈæm stərˌdæm /
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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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.
notes for New Amsterdam
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