Definition of Hempstead in US English:


proper noun

  • 1A town on western Long Island in southeastern New York State, on the eastern boundary of Queens in New York City, that includes the villages of Hempstead, Rockville Centre, Levittown, and many others; population 761,101 (est. 2008).

  • 2A village on western Long Island in the town of Hempstead; population 53,915 (est. 2008).