[ 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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Definition for new amsterdam (2 of 2)
a Dutch colony in North America (1613–64), comprising the area along the Hudson River and the lower Delaware River. By 1669 all of the land comprising this colony was taken over by England. Capital: New Amsterdam.
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British Dictionary definitions for new amsterdam (1 of 2)
the Dutch settlement established on Manhattan (1624–26); capital of New Netherland; captured by the English and renamed New York in 1664
British Dictionary definitions for new amsterdam (2 of 2)
/ (ˈnɛðələnd) /
a Dutch North American colony of the early 17th century, centred on the Hudson valley. Captured by the English in 1664, it was divided into New York and New Jersey
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Culture 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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