Definition of Long island
1. Noun. An island in southeastern New York; Brooklyn and Queens are on its western end.
Terms within: Elmont, Kennedy, Kennedy International Airport, Kennedy Interrnational, Long Island Sound
Generic synonyms: Island
Definition of Long island
1. Proper noun. An island in New York. ¹
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Literary usage of Long island
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. The Encyclopedia Americana: A Library of Universal Knowledge (1919)
"It is reached by the long island Railroad, and has several hotels, ... long island has a maximum length of about 118 miles, varies in width from 12 to 23 ..."
2. The Magazine of American History with Notes and Queries by John Austin Stevens, Benjamin Franklin DeCosta, Martha Joanna Lamb, Henry Phelps Johnston, Nathan Gilbert Pond, William Abbatt (1884)
"THE EARLY SETTLEMENT OF long island long island, at least its central and ... The natural advantages of long island—fine climate, picturesque scenery, ..."
3. Journal of Jasper Danckaerts, 1679-1680 by Jasper Danckaerts, Peter Sluyter (1913)
"We finished our letters, and intended to go to-day over to long island. At noon a person came to us in our chamber and requested that we would be pleased to ..."
4. The Auk: Quarterly Journal of Ornithology by American Ornithologists' Union, Nuttall Ornithological Club (1917)
"For present knowledge of migration dates on long island, ornithologists are as much indebted to the ... long island has always been considered as a whole. ..."
5. United States Coast Pilot: Atlantic Coast. Part IV. From Point Judith to New by U.S. Coast and Geodetic Survey, Herbert Gouverneur Ogden, John Ross, Herbert Cornelius Graves, Harry L. Ford (1899)
"long island Sound has some shoals lying alongshore, but in mid-sound there ... In Block Island Sound and in the eastern part of long island Sound fogs are ..."
6. The New England Historical and Genealogical Register by Henry Fritz-Gilbert Waters (1900)
"SHELTER ISLAND, situated in the waterway between the two eastern peninsulas of long island, and equidistant from the towns of ..."
7. Bulletin of the New York Public Library by New York Public Library (1902)
"To which is added, an interesting account of the battle of long island. Brooklyn,\%ip. ... A History of the Brooklyn and long island fair, Feb. 22, 1864. ..."