New Amsterdam

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New Amsterdam

A settlement established in 1624 by the Dutch at the mouth of the Hudson River on the southern end of Manhattan Island. It was the capital of New Netherland from 1626 to 1664, when it was captured by the British and renamed New York.

New Amsterdam

n
(Placename) the Dutch settlement established on Manhattan (1624–26); capital of New Netherland; captured by the English and renamed New York in 1664

New` Am′ster•dam

(ˈæm stərˌdæm)
n.
a former Dutch town on Manhattan Island: renamed New York by the British in 1664.
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Noun1.New Amsterdam - a settlement established by the Dutch near the mouth of Hudson River and the southern end of Manhattan IslandNew Amsterdam - a settlement established by the Dutch near the mouth of Hudson River and the southern end of Manhattan Island; annexed by the English in 1664 and renamed New York
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