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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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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?
Then her eye glanced rapidly round the boat, but discovering no face which in the least resembled disguise, she abandoned the expectation of meeting her lover before they reached Albany.
See, madam--see, Julia--there is our travelling equipage on board that sloop, going up to meet us in Albany.
Now, Boston and Albany, Barnes, same instructions from Albany through to Boston.
The Limited whirled the "Constance" into Buffalo and the arms of the New York Central and Hudson River (illustrious magnates with white whiskers and gold charms on their watch-chains boarded her here to talk a little business to Cheyne), who slid her gracefully into Albany, where the Boston and Albany completed the run from tide-water to tide-water - total time, eighty-seven hours and thirty-five minutes, or three days, fifteen hours and one half.
That's all I can make out at present; but you may go to bed in the Albany, Piccadilly, with THAT for your pillow, young man
However, she was on the alert next morning, and drove to Bond Street, and set down the two ladies punctually, and then directed her equipage to conduct her to the Albany.
All the papers, pamphlets, reports-- all the journals published by the scientific, literary, and religious societies enlarged upon its advantages; and the Society of Natural History of Boston, the Society of Science and Art of Albany, the Geographical and Statistical Society of New York, the Philosophical Society of Philadelphia, and the Smithsonian of Washington sent innumerable letters of congratulation to the Gun Club, together with offers of immediate assistance and money.
The Gansevoorts, it should be said, were at that time and subsequently residents of Albany, N.
Against Yorkshire, however, he helped himself to a hundred runs as well; and that brought Raffles round to me, on his way home to the Albany.
That afternoon they almost ran over a man shot through the body and partly decomposed, lying near the middle of the road, just outside Albany.
It was half-past twelve when I returned to the Albany as a last desperate resort.

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