Definition of Staten Island

1. Noun. A borough of New York City.

Generic synonyms: Borough
Group relationships: Greater New York, New York, New York City

Definition of Staten Island

1. Proper noun. One of the five boroughs of New York, New York, situated south-southwest of Manhattan. ¹

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Literary usage of Staten Island

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1. Narratives of New Netherland, 1609-1664 by John Franklin Jameson (1909)
"The 20th August, the ship Oak Tree 1 arrived here, in which came a person named Malyn, who said that Staten Island belonged to him, that it was given by the ..."

2. United States Supreme Court Reports by Lawyers Co-operative Publishing Company, United States Supreme Court (1886)
"18, North River, or from or to any place in Manhattan Island, to or from certain landing places on the shore of Staten Island, without the license or ..."

3. The Auk: Quarterly Journal of Ornithology by American Ornithologists' Union, Nuttall Ornithological Club (1894)
"Staten Island CROWS AND THEIR ROOSTS. BY WILLIAM T. DAVIS. ... across Long Neck to New Jersey, to a roost that lies north or northwest of Staten Island. ..."

4. The Encyclopedia Americana: A Library of Universal Knowledge (1920)
"Staten Island was discovered by Henry Hudson in 1609, and its first settlers were Dutch. It is about 14 miles long and five miles wide. ..."

5. Journal of Jasper Danckaerts, 1679-1680 by Jasper Danckaerts, Peter Sluyter, Bartlett Burleigh James (1913)
"We remained at home to-day, except that I went out to ascertain whether there was any way of going over to Staten Island. Meanwhile we began to dispose of ..."

6. History of New Netherland by Edmund Bailey O'Callaghan (1855)
"I. PAPERS RELATING TO Staten Island. Indian Deed of Sale of Staten Island to Baron Van der Capellen. [Albany Records, VIII.] We undersigned Natives of North ..."

7. United States Supreme Court Reports by United States Supreme Court, Lawyers Co-operative Publishing Company, LEXIS Law Publishing (1901)
"They admit the ownership of the boats as set forth in the complaint, except that it is alleged The Castleton belongs to the Xew York & Staten Island ..."

8. The Writings of Henry David Thoreau by Henry David Thoreau (1906)
"Going to Staten Island, early in May, 1843, Thoreau's first care was to ... CASTLETON, Staten Island, May 11, 1843. DEAR MOTHER AND FRIENDS AT HOME,—We ..."

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