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 Dictionary entry overview: What does Empire State mean? 

  The noun EMPIRE STATE has 1 sense:

1. a Mid-Atlantic state; one of the original 13 colonies

  Familiarity information: EMPIRE STATE used as a noun is very rare.

 Dictionary entry details 


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A Mid-Atlantic state; one of the original 13 colonies

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Nouns denoting spatial position


Empire State; New York State; NY; New York

Instance hypernyms:

American state (one of the 50 states of the United States)

Meronyms (parts of "Empire State"):

Taconic Mountains (a range of the Appalachian Mountains long the eastern border of New York with Connecticut, Massachusetts, and Vermont)

Schenectady (a city of eastern New York on the Mohawk river; it prospered after the opening of the Erie Canal)

Syracuse; Utica (a city in central New York)

Saratoga Springs (a town in eastern New York State famed for its spa and its horse racing)

Watertown (a town in northern New York)

Adirondack Mountains; Adirondacks (a mountain range in northeastern New York State; a popular resort area)

Allegheny; Allegheny River (a river that rises in Pennsylvania and flows north into New York and then back south through Pennsylvania again to join the Monongahela River at Pittsburgh which is the beginning of the Ohio River)

American Falls (a part of Niagara Falls in western New York (north of Buffalo))

Catskill Mountains; Catskills (a range of the Appalachians west of the Hudson in southeastern New York; includes many popular resort areas)

Delaware; Delaware River (a river that rises in the Catskills in southeastern New York and flows southward along the border of Pennsylvania with New York and New Jersey to northern Delaware where it empties into Delaware Bay)

Hudson; Hudson River (a New York river; flows southward into New York Bay; explored by Henry Hudson early in the 17th century)

Champlain; Lake Champlain (a lake in northeastern New York, northwestern Vermont and southern Quebec; site of many battles in the French and Indian War and in the American Revolution and in the War of 1812)

Mohawk River (a river of central New York that flows southeastward to the Hudson River)

Niagara; Niagara Falls (waterfall in Canada is the Horseshoe Falls; in the United States it is the American Falls)

Susquehanna; Susquehanna River (a river in the northeastern United States that rises in New York and flows southward through Pennsylvania and Maryland into Chesapeake Bay)

Rochester (a city in western New York; a center of the photographic equipment industry)

Niagara Falls (a city in western New York State at the falls of the Niagara river; tourist attraction and honeymoon resort)

Cornell University (a university in Ithaca, New York)

Tappan Zee Bridge (a cantilever bridge across the Hudson River)

Bedloe's Island; Liberty Island (an island in New York Bay southwest of Manhattan where the Statue of Liberty stands)

New Netherland (a Dutch colony in North America along the Hudson and lower Delaware rivers although the colony centered in New Amsterdam; annexed by the English in 1664)

Albany; capital of New York (state capital of New York; located in eastern New York State on the west bank of the Hudson river)

Buffalo (a city on Lake Erie in western New York (near Niagara Falls))

Cooperstown (a small town in east central New York; site of the National Baseball Hall of Fame)

Erie Canal (an artificial waterway connecting the Hudson river at Albany with Lake Erie at Buffalo; built in the 19th century; now part of the New York State Barge Canal)

Greater New York; New York; New York City (the largest city in New York State and in the United States; located in southeastern New York at the mouth of the Hudson river; a major financial and cultural center)

Ithaca (a college town in central New York on Lake Cayuga)

West Point (United States Army installation on the west bank of Hudson river north of New York City; site of United States Military Academy)

Long Island (an island in southeastern New York; Brooklyn and Queens are on its western end)

Binghamton (a city in south central New York near the border with Pennsylvania)

Kingston (a town on the Hudson River in New York)

Newburgh (a town on the Hudson River in New York; in 1782 and 1783 it was George Washington's headquarters)

Domain member region:

battle of Saratoga; Saratoga (a battle during the American Revolution (1777); the British under Burgoyne were defeated)

Holonyms ("Empire State" is a part of...):

Mid-Atlantic states (a region of the eastern United States comprising New York and New Jersey and Pennsylvania and Delaware and Maryland)

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