ghetto

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n ghetto a poor densely populated city district occupied by a minority ethnic group linked together by economic hardship and social restrictions
    • n ghetto formerly the restricted quarter of many European cities in which Jews were required to live "the Warsaw ghetto"
    • n ghetto any segregated mode of living or working that results from bias or stereotyping "the relative security of the gay ghetto","no escape from the ghetto of the typing pool"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Ghetto A quarter of a city where Jews live in greatest numbers. "I went to the Ghetto , where the Jews dwell."
    • Ghetto Any group isolated by external pressures, with an implication of inferiority.
    • Ghetto Any isolated group of people.
    • Ghetto Any section of a town inhabited predominantly by members of a specific ethnic, national or racial group, such segregation usually arising from social or economic pressure. The term is commonly applied to areas in cities having a high concentration of low-income African-Americans.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n ghetto The quarter in certain Italian towns in which Jews were formerly compelled to live exclusively.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Ghetto get′ō the Jews' quarter in Italian cities, to which they used to be strictly confined.
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Quotations

  • Florence Griffith-Joyner
    Florence Griffith-Joyner
    “The main reason I wanted to be successful was to get out of the ghetto. My parents helped direct my path.”

Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
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Usage

In literature:

The master in the art of telling these Ghetto tales is Leopold Kompert.
"Jewish Literature and Other Essays" by Gustav Karpeles
Away with the Ghetto!
"Great Pianists on Piano Playing" by James Francis Cooke
In its bold outline the movement contemplates nothing less than the draining of the Ghetto by the indirect process of which I spoke.
"The Battle with the Slum" by Jacob A. Riis
Enter the Ghetto, and you feel instantly that you are among another race.
"Pilgrimage from the Alps to the Tiber" by James Aitken Wylie
Paul the Fourth, the Carafa Pope, and the friend of the Inquisition, confined the Jews to the Ghetto.
"Ave Roma Immortalis, Vol. 2" by Francis Marion Crawford
And you don't call France a Ghetto or Italy a Ghetto?
"Ghetto Comedies" by Israel Zangwill
There were many fasts in the Ghetto calendar, most of them twelve hours long, but some twenty-four.
"Dreamers of the Ghetto" by I. Zangwill
They have been walled up in the narrow and filthy ghettos of cities.
"Christ, Christianity and the Bible" by I. M. Haldeman
Mayer Amschel Bauer, founder of the house of Rothschild, was born in the Ghetto of Frankfort, Germany.
"The Scrap Book, Volume 1, No. 4" by Various
The ghetto was raided.
"Historia Amoris: A History of Love, Ancient and Modern" by Edgar Saltus
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In poetry:

Bartering, changing, extorting,
Dreaming, debating, aspiring,
Astounding, indestructible
Life of the Ghetto…
"The Ghetto" by Lola Ridge
There stands in th' leafless Ghetto
One spare-leaved, ancient tree;
Above the Ghetto noises
It moans eternally.
"A Tree In The Ghetto" by Morris Rosenfeld
But Age and Sickness framed their tearful faces
In the low hovel's door,
And prayers went up from all the dark by-places
And Ghettos of the poor.
"In Remembrance Of Joseph Sturge" by John Greenleaf Whittier
I will show you the girl of the ghetto
I will show you the burning well
I will show you strange people
haunted, beast-like, on the
verge of evolution
"Wilderness" by James Douglas Morrison
Cool, inaccessible air
Is floating in velvety blackness shot with steel-blue lights,
But no breath stirs the heat
Leaning its ponderous bulk upon the Ghetto
And most on Hester street…
"The Ghetto" by Lola Ridge
And don't worry about your lineage
poetic or natural. The Sun shines on
the jungle, you know, on the tundra
the sea, the ghetto. Wherever you
were I knew it and saw you moving. I was waiting for you to get to work.
"A True Account Of Talking To The Sun At Fire Island" by Frank O Hara

In news:

Friday's Highlights: 'John Leguizamo's Tales From a Ghetto Klown'.
It's true that ghettos didn't originally refer to places where black people lived.
Yesterday the NAACP in Dallas decided that they were angry about the app referred to as the "Avoid The Ghetto " app.
Republican Race, 'Avoid Ghetto ' App.
Microsoft 'avoid ghetto ' app for smartphones' GPS navigation stirs controversy.
Microsoft "avoid ghetto " patent sparks controversy.
For gays, a ghetto in modern Europe.
I Found Your Ghetto Shopping List.
Happyplace Since they don't have a Google Translator that goes from Ghetto to English, lucky for you, I'm more than qualified to transcribe compositions of this lyrical nature.
Terish Nash also know as The Dream release the video " Ghetto " which features Big Sean.
The song " Ghetto " can be found on The Dream's free mixtape Terish Nash Est 1977.
' Ghetto Klown': John Leguizamo's personal stories.
LOS ANGELES (KABC) -- " Ghetto Klown" marks John Leguizamo's fifth one-man play.
THE GHETTO FILM SCHOOL, FILM SOCIETY OF LINCOLN CENTER AND GOOGLE PRESENT.
This Is What Happens When You Live In The Ghetto .
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In science:

The latter characteristics can be used in order to detect ghettos (the groups of dynamically isolated nodes) and estimate the accessibility of certain districts from the streets located in other parts of the city.
Random Walks Along the Streets and Canals in Compact Cities: Spectral analysis, Dynamical Modularity, Information, and Statistical Mechanics
In particular, it helps to detect the ghettos, the groups of streets almost isolated (in the dynamical sense) from the rest of town.
Random Walks Along the Streets and Canals in Compact Cities: Spectral analysis, Dynamical Modularity, Information, and Statistical Mechanics
Four data points of the worst accessibility are for the canal subnetwork of Venetian Ghetto.
Exploring Urban Environments By Random Walks
Four data points of the worst accessibility are for the canal subnetwork of Venetian Ghetto.
Exploring Urban Environments By Random Walks
In the last Sec. 5, we discuss two examples of such a type: the spatial isolation of Venetian Ghetto, the small area of Venice in which Jewish people were compelled to live under the Venetian Republic, and the value of land in the urban pattern of Manhattan.
Random Walks Estimate Land Value
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