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Definition of the noun manhattan

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noun - plural:

  • manhattan: manhattans
  • Manhattan: Manhattans

  1. one of the five boroughs of New York City
    • lexical domain: Locations - nouns denoting spatial position
    • instance of: borough = one of the administrative divisions of a large city
    • part of: 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
    • parts:
      • Fifth Avenue = an avenue in Manhattan that separates the east side of Manhattan from the west side
      • Seventh Avenue = an avenue in Manhattan that runs north and south
      • Central Park = a large park in Manhattan
      • Harlem = a district of Manhattan
      • Hell's Half Acre / Hell's Kitchen = a district in Manhattan formerly noted for its slums and vice
      • South of Houston / SoHo = a district in southwestern Manhattan noted for its shops and restaurants and galleries and artist's lofts
      • Bowery = a street in Manhattan noted for cheap hotels frequented by homeless derelicts
      • Great White Way / Broadway = a street in Manhattan that passes through Times Square
      • Park Avenue / Park Ave. = a fashionable residential street in New York City
      • off-Broadway = low-budget theaters located outside the Broadway area in Manhattan
      • Times Square = the area of Manhattan around the intersection of Broadway and Seventh Avenue; heart of the New York theater district
      • Wall Street / Wall St. = a street in lower Manhattan where the New York Stock Exchange is located
  2. a cocktail made with whiskey and sweet vermouth with a dash of bitters

Alternative definition of the noun manhattan


  1. A cocktail made from whiskey, sweet vermouth and bitters.


  1. A cocktail made from whiskey, sweet vermouth and bitters: [alternative spelling of, Manhattan, nocap=1]
  2. [cricket] a bar chart representing the number of runs scored each over (supposed to resemble a skyline of skyscrapers).


  1. Manhattan is the most densely populated of the five boroughs of New York City. The borough is coterminous with New York County, founded on November 1, 1683 as an original county of the U.S. state of New York. The borough consists mostly of Manhattan Island, bounded by the East, Hudson, and Harlem Rivers, but also includes several small adjacent islands, as well as Marble Hill, a small neighborhood on the U.S. mainland.
  2. Manhattan is a city in northeastern Kansas in the United States, located at the junction of the Kansas River and Big Blue River. It is the county seat of Riley County, although it also extends into Pottawatomie County. As of the 2010 census, the city population was 52,281. It is the principal city of the Manhattan metropolitan area which, as of the 2013, had an estimated population of 98,085.
  3. Manhattan is a village in Will County, Illinois, United States. The population was 6,071 at the 2006 special census. The U.S. Census Bureau estimates the population to be 7,093 as of 2011. The community is located in northeastern Illinois approximately 50 miles southwest of Chicago.
  4. Manhattan is a town in Gallatin County, Montana, United States. The population was 1,520 at the 2010 census. It is part of the 'Bozeman Micropolitan Statistical Area'.
  5. Manhattan is a small town in Nye County, Nevada, located at the end of Nevada State Route 377 about 50 miles north of Tonopah, the county seat.
  6. Manhattan is a ghost town located in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains in northwestern Larimer County, Colorado, United States. The town was founded in 1886 as a gold mining camp, during the height of the Colorado Silver Boom. The town never experienced great prosperity, however, and had largely vanished by the early 20th century. The town was largely dismantled in the 1930s, and virtually nothing remains of it today.
  7. Manhattan is a commuter railroad station on Metra's SouthWest Service located in the town of Manhattan, Illinois. The station is the southern terminus of the line. The Manhattan station opened on January 30, 2006, as part of a southern extension of the SouthWest Service. In Metra's zone-based fare system, Manhattan is in zone I and is located 40.3 miles from Chicago's Union Station, the northern terminus of the line.
  8. Manhattan a.k.a. Manhattan, Florida: Manhattan is an unincorporated area in Manatee County, Florida, in the United States.

There are other places with in their name, like Lower Manhattan, Manhattan Beach, Upper Manhattan, Manhattan Bridge, Manhattan Center, Manhattan College, Midtown Manhattan, Manhattan Township, Manhattan Transfer, Manhattan Opera House, Manhattan Beach Branch, Manhattan Country School, Manhattan School of Music, Marymount Manhattan College, Borough of Manhattan Community College.


Manhattan is a musical group.


  1. "Manhattan" is a popular song and part of the Great American Songbook. It has been performed by Lee Wiley, Oscar Peterson, Blossom Dearie, Tony Martin, Dinah Washington, Ella Fitzgerald and Mel Torme, among many others. It is often known as "We'll Have Manhattan" based on the opening line.
  2. "Manhattan" is a musical album of George Gershwin, soundtrack.
    • also known as Manhattan Soundtrack
  3. "Manhattan" is an album by American flugelhornist Art Farmer featuring performances recorded in 1981 and released on the Soul Note label.
    • genre: Jazz
    • released in (34 years ago)
  4. "Manhattan" is a 2006 musical album by David Hazeltine, George Mraz Trio & Billy Drummond.
  5. "Manhattan" is a musical album of Alan Barnes & The David Newton Trio.
    • released on (14 years ago)
  6. "Manhattan" is a cataloged instance, composition.
  7. "Manhattan" is a musical album of The Mantovani Orchestra.
    • released in (53 years ago)
  8. "Manhattan" is a musical single of The Shock.
    • released on (10 years ago)


  1. "Manhattan" is a 1979 American romantic comedy-drama film directed by Woody Allen from his screenplay co-written with Marshall Brickman and produced by Charles H. Joffe. Allen co-stars as a twice-divorced 42-year-old comedy writer dating a 17-year-old girl before eventually falling in love with his best friend's mistress. Meryl Streep and Anne Byrne also star in the film.
  2. Manhattan is an American television series that premiered on July 27, 2014, on WGN America. It is the second original series, after Salem, for the network. While some historical figures are referenced, most characters are fictional, and the show is not intended to maintain historical accuracy.
  3. "Manhattan" is a 2014 action film.
    • producer: Jackie Chan
    • genre: Action Film
    • released in
  4. "Manhattan" is a 1924 silent film romantic adventure produced by Famous Players-Lasky and distributed by Paramount Pictures, and starring Richard Dix.


Manhattan is a boardgame designed by Andreas Seyfarth and originally published by the German company Hans im Glück. It was the winner of Spiel des Jahres in 1994. An English-language version was published by Mayfair Games in 1996.


Manhattan: A Manhattan is a cocktail made with whiskey, sweet vermouth, and bitters. Commonly used whiskeys include rye, Canadian whisky, bourbon, blended whiskey and Tennessee whiskey. The cocktail is often stirred and strained into a cocktail glass, where it is garnished with a Maraschino cherry with a stem. A Manhattan is also frequently served on the rocks in a lowball glass. The whiskey-based Manhattan is one of five cocktails named for one of New York City's five boroughs, but is perhaps most closely related to the Brooklyn cocktail, a mix utilizing dry vermouth and Maraschino liqueur in place of the Manhattan's sweet vermouth, as well as Amer Picon in place of the Manhattan's traditional bitters.

There are other drinks with Manhattan in their name, like Sake Manhattan.


  1. Manhattan a.k.a. USS Manhattan is a United States Navy Natick-class large district harbor tug named for Manhattan, New York.
    • also known as یواس‌اس منهتن
  2. The Manhattan was a United States whaling ship under Captain Mercator Cooper that made the first authorized visit of an American ship to Tokyo Bay, in 1845.

Phrases with Manhattan

  1. manhattan island
  2. manhattan project
  3. Manhattan Distance
  4. manhattan clam chowder

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Manhattan

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Google previewLow Rent (1994)

A Decade of Prose and Photographs from the Portable Lower East Side by Kurt Hollander

Manhattan is a marvelous, fantastic, multi-faceted world of high culture. There are people...

Manhattan is the sun at the center of all the wealth in the universe. No power on earth,

Google previewThe Cambridge Companion to Gay and Lesbian Writing (2011)

by Hugh Stevens

Unlike London, Paris, Rome or Moscow, which are all transected by rivers, Manhattan is an island surrounded by them.

Manhattan is a thirteen—mile— long outcrop of gneisses, granites, limestone and schist only superficially covered by ...

Google previewLet's Go New York City 16th Edition (2006)

by Let's Go Inc.

definitely worth exploring, Manhattan is the city's undisputed heart. The lower portion of the island is a tangle of narrow streets, dating from the city's early years before urban planners arrived. Above 14th St., Manhattan is an organized grid.

Google previewPocket Guide to Collecting Movies on DVD (2007)

Building an Essential Movie Collection-With Information on the Best DVD Extras, Supplements and Special Features-and the Best DVDs for Kids by Steven H. Scheuer, Alida Brill-Scheuer

Manhattan is a lyrical valentine to the city. The soundtrack completes the fantasy of love and loss with some of the most glorious melodies George Gershwin ever wrote, including "Rhapsody in Blue" and "Embraceable You." The soundtrack ...

Google previewLet's Go New York City 17th Edition (2008)

by Let's Go Inc., Joaquin Terrones

NEIGHBORHOOD OVERVIEWS MANHATTAN For many tourists, Manhattan is New York City, and, while parts of the outer boroughs are definitely worth exploring, Manhattan is the city's undisputed heart. The lower portion of the island is a ...

Google previewThe Compassionate Mind Approach to Overcoming Anxiety (2012)

by Dennis Tirch

Manhattan is a busy metropolitan city that can seemrather obsessed with getting things done anditis crowded with people hurrying along the streets. It is easy to imagine the almost mythical promise of opportunity, laced with the experience of ...

Google previewThe Fundamentalist's Daughter, an American Story (2016)

by Nicholas Aharon Boggioni

Despite its human density Manhattan is a small town around 315.

Google previewPostcards from Manhattan (2003)

by George L. Lankevich

Manhattan is an ever-changing city, but its ability to reuse the world's largest concentration ol cast iron buildings showed extraordinary ingenuity. By the year 2000, rising prices were lorcing aspiring artists to leave locales thev had once avidlv ...

Google previewIndiscretions (1990)

Avant-Garde Film, Video, and Feminism by Patricia Mellencamp

Because Manhattan is an island, the theorist can still be a pedestrian. And while Mekas speaks of and praises women artists, they are on the periphery, although not cordoned off or qualified.) On Mekas's forays into the city as a series of The ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of American Food and Drink (2014)

by John F. Mariani

MANHATTAN. Also “Manhattan cocktail.” An alcoholic drink of bourbon or blended whiskeywith sweet vermouthand bitters.The word, which refers to the NYC borough ofManhattan, datesinprintto 1882.The drink is said to have been created for ...

Google previewThe International Dictionary of Artificial Intelligence (1999)

by William J. Raynor, William Raynor

Manhattan distance mailshot response See: database marketing. Manhattan. distance. The Manhattan distance between two cases is the Function of the sum of the distances between the two objects on all of the attributes involved in the ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of GIS (2007)

by Shashi Shekhar, Hui Xiong

The Manhattan ...

Google previewThe American and English Encyclopedia of Law (1893)

by John Houston Merrill, Charles Frederic Williams, Thomas Johnson Michie, David Shephard Garland

Manhattan R. Co. (Supreme Ct.), 12 N. Y. Supp. S47.

Google previewThe railroad signal dictionary (1908)

an illustrated vocabulary of terms which designate American railroad signals, their parts, attachments, and details of construction, with descriptions of methods of operation and some illustrations of British signals and practice by Railway Signal Association

Hudson & Manhattan Railroad. Names of Parts of Fig. 509. A Resistance Coil D S Distant Signal L T Line and Track Transformer B Iron Core Reactance Bond G Resistance Grid, Adjustable R Reactance Coil C Contact Closed by Automatic ...

Google previewAmerican Economic History: A Dictionary and Chronology (2015)

A Dictionary and Chronology by James S Olson, Abraham O. Mendoza

CHASE MANHATTAN BANK In 1799, a group of New York investors established the Manhattan Company in New York City to construct a water supply for the city.

Google previewA Dictionary of Epidemiology (2014)

by Miquel Porta

MANHATTAN PLOT A type of ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of U.S. Political History (2010)

by Andrew Robertson

The Manhattan Project is the commonly used name for the vast scientific, engineering, and manufacturing enterprise that developed the first three atomic weapons for the United States in 1945. The project, officially code-named the Manhattan ...

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Quotes about Manhattan

I've cried in Venetia, I've been lost in Manhattan, I've grown up in La Havana, I've been an outcast in Paris, Mexico torments me, Buenos Aires kills me, but there's always a train that goes to Madrid. (Joaquin Sabina)
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Scrabble value of M3A1N1H4A1T1T1A1N1

The value of this 9-letter word is 14 points, but it's not an accepted word in the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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