Definition of Ellis Island

1. Noun. An island in New York Bay that was formerly the principal immigration station for the United States. "Some twelve millions immigrants passed through Ellis Island"

Group relationships: Garden State, Jersey, New Jersey, Nj
Generic synonyms: Island

Definition of Ellis Island

1. Proper noun. A 27.5 acres island in the states of New Jersey and New York where millions of immigrants and others were processed. ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Ellis Island

Elliot's operation
Elliot's position
Elliott's goldenrod
Elliott's law
Elliott wave
Elliott waves
Ellis Island (current term)
Ellis type 1 glomerulonephritis
Ellis type 1 nephritis
Ellis type 2 glomerulonephritis
Ellis type 2 nephritis
Ellis type II
Ellsworth-Howard test
Elmer Ambrose Sperry
Elmer Fudd
Elmer Leopold Rice

Literary usage of Ellis Island

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Readers' Guide to Periodical Literature by H.W. Wilson Company (1916)
"Outlook 113:768-4 Ag 2 '16 Ellis island cool under showers of shrapnel. Survey 3fi:48G-7 Ag 5 '16 Investigation of Ellis Island proposed. ..."

2. Principles of Ocean Transportation by Emory Richard Johnson, Grover Gerhardt Huebner (1918)
"To the steamship ticket which they purchase is attached a steamship order entitling the immigrant to a railroad ticket, which he receives at Ellis Island ..."

3. Imported Americans: The Story of the Experiences of a Disguised American and by Brandenburg, Broughton (1904)
"... THROUGH Ellis Island COOPED up in the barge, we waited till the sun got down into the smoke of Bayonne and Elizabeth and was a great red ball only, ..."

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