From Middle English Greenwich, from Old English Grēnawīċ, Grēnewīċ (literally green harbour, green settlement). Equivalent to green +‎ -wich.

The civil parish in New Brunswick may have been named after Greenwich near London, after Greenwich Village, or after Greenwich Street in Hampstead, New York.


  • IPA(key): /ˈɡɹɛnɪt͡ʃ/, /ˈɡɹɛnɪd͡ʒ/, /ˈɡɹɪnɪt͡ʃ/, /ˈɡɹɪnɪd͡ʒ/
  • (town in Massachusetts, town and village in New York): (US) IPA(key): /ˈɡɹinwɪt͡ʃ/

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  1. A town in east London, on the south bank of the River Thames in Greater London, England, through which the prime meridian passes.
  2. A borough of Greater London.
  3. A town in Connecticut.
  4. A town in Massachusetts.
  5. A neighborhood of New York City, New York.
  6. A village in New York.
  7. A village in Ohio.
  8. A civil parish of Kings County, New Brunswick, Canada.
  9. A community in Nova Scotia.
  10. A suburb of Sydney, New South Wales.
  11. (metonymically) The Greenwich meridian; the prime meridian.

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