1. Also called New York State. a state in the NE United States. 17,557,288; 49,576 sq. mi. (128,400 sq. km). Cap.: Albany. Abbr.: NY (for use with zip code), N.Y.
2. Also called New' York" Cit'y. a seaport in SE New York at the mouth of the Hudson: comprising the boroughs of Manhattan, Queens, Brooklyn, the Bronx, and Staten Island. 7,071,639.
3. Greater, New York City, the counties of Nassau, Suffolk, Rockland, and Westchester in New York, and the counties of Bergen, Essex, Hudson, Middlesex, Morris, Passaic, Somerset, and Union in New Jersey: the metropolitan area as defined by the U.S. census. 17,412,652.
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