Greene


Greene
/green/, n.
1. Graham, 1904-91, English novelist and journalist.
2. Nathanael, 1742-86, American Revolutionary general.
3. Robert, 1558-92, English dramatist and poet.

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(as used in expressions)
Balch Emily Greene
Greene Charles Sumner and Henry Mather
Greene Henry Graham
Greene Nathanael

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      county, southeastern New York state, U.S., bordered by the Hudson River to the east. The rolling, hardwood-covered hills of the Hudson valley in the east rise to the Catskill Mountains in the west, forested in conifers and featuring Catskill Park in the southwest. The principal waterways are Catskill, Kaaterskill, and Schoharie creeks and Batavia, East, and West kills. Hudson Islands State Park is located near Coxsackie.

      Mahican (Mohican) (Mohican) Indians were likely inhabitants of the region before the arrival of European settlers. The county was the setting of many of Washington Irving (Irving, Washington)'s short stories, and it inspired the landscape paintings of Thomas Cole (Cole, Thomas), founder of the Hudson River school. Catskill, the county seat, developed as a shipping centre and contains a notable breeding preserve for zoos. Other communities are Athens, Tannersville, Hunter, and Cairo.

      Greene county was formed in 1800 and named for the American Revolutionary general Nathanael Greene (Greene, Nathanael). Tourism is the main economic asset. Area 648 square miles (1,678 square km). Pop. (2000) 48,195; (2007 est.) 49,246.

      county, extreme southwestern Pennsylvania, U.S. It consists of a hilly region on the Allegheny Plateau bordered by West Virginia to the west and south, the Monongahela River to the east, Tenmile Creek to the northeast, and Enlow Fork to the northwest. Ryerson Station State Park surrounds a reservoir through which flows North Fork Dunkard Fork.

      The county was formed in 1796 and named for Nathanael Greene (Greene, Nathanael), a general in the American Revolution. The county seat is Waynesburg. Other communities include Morrisville, Bobtown, and Carmichaels. Bituminous coal mining is the primary economic activity. Area 576 square miles (1,492 square km). Pop. (2000) 40,672; (2007 est.) 39,503.

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  • Greene [2] — Greene (spr. grīn), 1) Robert, engl. Dichter und Pamphletist, geb. um 1560 in Norwich, gest. 3. Sept. 1592, studierte auf dem St. John s College in Cambridge, bereiste den Kontinent und begann nach seiner Rückkehr um 1585 mit Erfolg Dramen zu… …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • Greene —   [griːn],    1) Henry Graham, englischer Schriftsteller, * Berkhamsted (County Hertfordshire) 2. 10. 1904, ✝ Vevey (Schweiz) 3. 4. 1991, Bruder von 2); konvertierte 1926 zum Katholizismus. Greene, der auch Dramen, Reise und Kinderbücher sowie… …   Universal-Lexikon

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