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Dublin

[duhb-lin] /ˈdʌb lɪn/
noun
1.
Gaelic Baile Àtha Cliath. a seaport in and the capital of the Republic of Ireland, in the E part, on the Irish Sea.
2.
a county in E Republic of Ireland. 356 sq. mi. (922 sq. km). County seat: Dublin.
3.
a city in central Georgia.

Ireland

[ahyuh r-luh nd] /ˈaɪər lənd/
noun
1.
John, 1838–1918, U.S. Roman Catholic clergyman and social reformer, born in Ireland: archbishop of St. Paul, Minn., 1888–1918.
2.
Also called Emerald Isle. Latin Hibernia. a large western island of the British Isles, comprising Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland. 32,375 sq. mi. (83,850 sq. km).
3.
Republic of. Formerly Irish Free State (1922–37)none Eire (1937–49)a republic occupying most of the island of Ireland. 27,137 sq. mi. (70,285 sq. km).
Capital: Dublin.
Irish Eire.
4.
Heraldry. a coat of arms blazoned as follows: Azure, a harp or stringed argent.
Related forms
Irelander, noun
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  • The race was originally run at phoenix park racecourse in Dublin.
  • In his early career he was play editor at the abbey theatre, Dublin.
  • He worked in the accounts department of the mater hospital, Dublin.
  • He has degrees in architecture, and town planning from university college Dublin.
British Dictionary definitions for Dublin

Dublin

/ˈdʌblɪn/
noun
1.
the capital of the Republic of Ireland, on Dublin Bay: under English rule from 1171 until 1922; commercial and cultural centre; contains one of the world's largest breweries and exports whiskey, stout, and agricultural produce. Pop: 1 004 614 (2002) Gaelic name Baile Átha Cliath
2.
a county in E Republic of Ireland, in Leinster on the Irish Sea: mountainous in the south but low-lying in the north and centre. County seat: Dublin. Pop: 1 122 821 (2002). Area: 922 sq km (356 sq miles)

Ireland1

/ˈaɪələnd/
noun
1.
an island off NW Europe: part of the British Isles, separated from Britain by the North Channel, the Irish Sea, and St George's Channel; contains large areas of peat bog, with mountains that rise over 900 m (3000 ft) in the southwest and several large lakes. It was conquered by England in the 16th and early 17th centuries and ruled as a dependency until 1801, when it was united with Great Britain until its division in 1921 into the Irish Free State and Northern Ireland Latin name Hibernia
2.
Republic of Ireland, Irish Republic, Southern Ireland, a republic in NW Europe occupying most of Ireland: established as the Irish Free State (a British dominion) in 1921 and declared a republic in 1949; joined the European Community (now the European Union) in 1973. Official languages: Irish (Gaelic) and English. Currency: euro. Capital: Dublin. Pop: 4 775 982 (2013 est). Area: 70 285 sq km (27 137 sq miles)
See also Northern Ireland
Gaelic name Eire

Ireland2

/ˈaɪələnd/
noun
1.
John (Nicholson). 1879–1962, English composer, esp of songs
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Word Origin and History for Dublin

capital of Ireland, literally "black pool," from Irish dubh "black" + linn "pool." In reference to the dark waters of the River Liffey.

Ireland

12c., Anglo-Norman, with land + native Eriu (see Irish).

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Dublin in Culture

Dublin definition


Capital and major port of the Republic of Ireland and the largest city in the country; located on the Irish Sea, an arm of the Atlantic Ocean.

Note: As the intellectual and cultural center of Ireland, Dublin was a stronghold of Irish nationalism, the birthplace of renewed interest in the Irish language and Irish literature, and home to writers such as James Joyce, Jonathan Swift, and William Butler Yeats.

Ireland definition


Island in the Atlantic Ocean separated from Great Britain by the Irish Sea. It is divided into Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland.

Note: It is called the “Emerald Isle” because of its lush green countryside.
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