Liberty Island

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Lib·er·ty Island

 (lĭb′ər-tē)
An island of southeast New York in Upper New York Bay southwest of Manhattan. The Statue of Liberty was placed on the island in 1886, using the star-shaped Fort Wood (built in 1841) as a base. Originally called Bedloe's Island, it was officially renamed Liberty Island in 1956.
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Liberty Island

n
(Placename) a small island in upper New York Bay: site of the Statue of Liberty. Area: 5 hectares (12 acres). Former name (until 1956): Bedloe's Island
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Lib′erty Is′land


n.
a small island in upper New York Bay: site of the Statue of Liberty. Formerly, Bedloe's Island.
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Noun1.Liberty Island - an island in New York Bay to the southwest of Manhattan where the Statue of Liberty standsLiberty Island - an island in New York Bay to the southwest of Manhattan where the Statue of Liberty stands; "Congress officially changed the name from Bedloe's Island to Liberty Island in 1956"
Empire State, New York State, NY, New York - a Mid-Atlantic state; one of the original 13 colonies
New York Bay - a bay of the North Atlantic; fed by the Hudson River
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(20) To help raise funds for the building of a pedestal for Frederic Auguste Bartholdi's monumental statue of the Roman goddess Libertas (he called it Liberty Enlightening the World) to be erected on Bedloe's Island in New York harbor, Constance Cary Harrison approached Lazarus, who had by then published several volumes of poems and translations, a novel, and numerous essays, to contribute a poem to a "Portfolio of Original Sketches and Autograph Letters by eminent artists and public men" to be sold at the Pedestal Fund Art Loan Exhibition, a "society gath'rin'" (as Bob Dylan would later disdainfully call this sort of event (21)) to be held at the National Academy of Design in New York in December 1883.