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1. A city of southwest Georgia on the Flint River southeast of Columbus. It is an industrial and processing center in a pecan- and peanut-growing area.
2. The capital (since 1797) of New York, in the eastern part of the state on the west bank of the Hudson River at the head of deep-water navigation. The early 17th-century Dutch settlement Fort Orange was renamed Albany when the English took control in 1664.


1. (Placename) a city in E New York State, on the Hudson River: the state capital. Pop: 93 919 (2003 est)
2. (Placename) a river in central Canada, flowing east and northeast to James Bay. Length: 982 km (610 miles)
3. (Placename) a port in southwest Western Australia: founded as a penal colony. Pop: 22 415 (2001)


(ˈɔl bə ni)

1. the capital of New York, in the E part, on the Hudson. 103,564.
2. a city in SW Georgia. 83,540.
3. a river in central Canada, flowing E from W Ontario to James Bay. 610 mi. (980 km) long.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Albany - state capital of New YorkAlbany - state capital of New York; located in eastern New York State on the west bank of the Hudson river
Empire State, New York State, NY, New York - a Mid-Atlantic state; one of the original 13 colonies
2.Albany - a town in southwest GeorgiaAlbany - a town in southwest Georgia; processing center for peanuts and pecans
Empire State of the South, Georgia, Peach State, GA - a state in southeastern United States; one of the Confederate states during the American Civil War
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Once his family could chase their deer over tracts of country wider than that which belongs to the Albany Patteroon, without crossing brook or hill that was not their on; but what is left of their descendant?
At half-past twelve next day Lord Henry Wotton strolled from Curzon Street over to the Albany to call on his uncle, Lord Fermor, a genial if somewhat rough-mannered old bachelor, whom the outside world called selfish because it derived no particular benefit from him, but who was considered generous by Society as he fed the people who amused him.
When Fulton's tiny tea-kettle of a boat steamed up the Hudson to Albany in two days, who could have foreseen the steel leviathans, one-sixth of a mile in length, that can in the same time cut the Atlantic Ocean in halves?
Suppose, for instance, the city of Albany was to be appointed the sole place of election for the county and district of which it is a part, would not the inhabitants of that city speedily become the only electors of the members both of the Senate and Assembly for that county and district?
In the last State the members of Assembly for the cities and counties of New York and Albany are elected by very nearly as many voters as will be entitled to a representative in the Congress, calculating on the number of sixty-five representatives only.
He strolled westward by Albany Street, facing the sunset embers, pleased, he knew not why, to move in that cold air and indigo twilight, starred with street-lamps.
The sound of drumming and trumpeting came from the Albany Street Barracks, and every church within earshot was hard at work killing sleep with a vehement disorderly tocsin.
Albany is one of the most picturesque places in the world; situated most delightfully on the banks of the Hudson, which here meanders in sylvan beauty through meadows of ever-green and desert islands.
The Gansevoorts, it should be said, were at that time and subsequently residents of Albany, N.
Otsego, in common with most of the interior of the province of New York, was included in the county of Albany previously to the war of the separation.
Now, Boston and Albany, Barnes, same instructions from Albany through to Boston.
Adelaide Curtis, of Albany, was the artist's wife's mother,--but then I looked upon the whole address as a mystification, intended especially for myself.

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