Albany



a city in and the capital of New York, in the E part, on the Hudson.
a city in SW Georgia.
a city in W Oregon.
a seaport in SW Australia: resort.
a city in W California, on San Francisco Bay.
a river in central Canada, flowing E from W Ontario to James Bay. 610 miles (980 km) long.
Also called New York State. a state in the NE United States. 49,576 sq. mi. (128,400 sq. km).
Capital: Albany.
Abbreviation: NY (for use with zip code), N.Y.
Also called New York City. a seaport in SE New York at the mouth of the Hudson: comprising the boroughs of Manhattan, Queens, Brooklyn, the Bronx, and Staten Island.
Greater, New York City, the counties of Nassau, Suffolk, Rockland, and Westchester in New York, and the counties of Bergen, Essex, Hudson, Middlesex, Morris, Passaic, Somerset, and Union in New Jersey: the metropolitan area as defined by the U.S. census.
Contemporary Examples

In the first six months of his term, Andrew Cuomo has proven that Albany is indeed governable.
New York Passes Gay Marriage: This Is the Tipping Point John Avlon June 24, 2011

In our Capitol, Albany lawmakers enjoy a flood of money, personal accounts, and protection for incumbents against attacks.
Hunger Games Comes to New York State’s Public Schools Zephyr Teachout November 25, 2014

But in seven months, the team took the Spire from the drawing board to a real-world test in Albany, New York.
Font of Invention September 17, 2014

After being convicted of misdemeanor assault, he was bounced from Albany.
10 Most Outrageous Scandals Samuel P. Jacobs March 6, 2010

I sat on the floor next to the 6-year-old black daughter of a Swedish law professor who drove down from Albany.
Obama’s Fire Sale Gail Sheehy September 22, 2010

Historical Examples

One afternoon he made his way to the pier at which the Albany boats landed.
Ben, the Luggage Boy; Horatio Alger

An Albany regiment, the 91st, was guarding our office—Newcomb was an Albany lawyer.
Between the Lines Henry Bascom Smith

They both came this morning to the Albany to see what they could do for me.
Simon the Jester William J. Locke

In the spring the provincial troops began to meet at Albany.
Ben Comee M. J. (Michael Joseph) Canavan

The new plans had been sent to Breadwill and Co., of Albany, with the request for their speedy execution.
From the Earth to the Moon, Direct in Ninety-Seven Hours and Twenty Minutes: and a Trip Round It Jules Verne

noun
a city in E New York State, on the Hudson River: the state capital. Pop: 93 919 (2003 est)
a river in central Canada, flowing east and northeast to James Bay. Length: 982 km (610 miles)
a port in southwest Western Australia: founded as a penal colony. Pop: 22 415 (2001)
noun
Also called New York City. a city in SE New York State, at the mouth of the Hudson River: the largest city and chief port of the US; settled by the Dutch as New Amsterdam in 1624 and captured by the British in 1664, when it was named New York; consists of five boroughs (Manhattan, the Bronx, Queens, Brooklyn, and Staten Island, which was called Richmond until 1975) and many smaller islands, with its commercial and financial centre in Manhattan; the country’s leading commercial and industrial city. Pop: 8 085 742 (2003 est) Abbreviation N.Y.C., NYC
a state of the northeastern US: consists chiefly of a plateau with the Finger Lakes in the centre, the Adirondack Mountains in the northeast, the Catskill Mountains in the southeast, and Niagara Falls in the west. Capital: Albany. Pop: 19 190 115 (2003 est). Area: 123 882 sq km (47 831 sq miles) Abbreviation N.Y., (with zip code) NY

former New Amsterdam (city), New Netherlands (colony), renamed after British acquisition in 1664 in honor of the Duke of York and Albany (1633-1701), the future James II, who had an interest in the territory. See York. Related: New Yorker. New York minute “very short time” attested by 1976.

State capital located in eastern New York, on the west bank of the Hudson River.

Note: Involved with much shipping, Albany is a major transshipment point. It used to be an important fur-trading center.

State in the northeastern United States bordered by Lake Erie, Lake Ontario, and Ontario, Canada to the north and west; Vermont, Massachusetts, Connecticut, and the Atlantic Ocean to the east; and New Jersey and Pennsylvania to the south. Its capital is Albany, and its largest city is New York City.

Note: One of the thirteen colonies.

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