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[air-uh, ahy-ruh, air-ee, ahy-ree] /ˈɛər ə, ˈaɪ rə, ˈɛər i, ˈaɪ ri/
the Irish name of Ireland.
a former name (1937–49) of the Republic of Ireland. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • In front of the regiment were the famous Eire Zouaves, no longer guided and controlled by the master genius of Ellsworth.

  • Eire instantly and magnanimously granted to her new north all the points that had been fought over so bitterly for so many years.

    The Golden Judge Nathaniel Gordon
  • But once a month was shoot-a-diny day on Eire, and the populace turned out to clear the environs of their city of Tara.

    Attention Saint Patrick William Fitzgerald Jenkins
  • In Eire we know no gods who take such shape appearing unto men.

    Imaginations and Reveries (A.E.) George William Russell
  • Eire did not so much make, as voice, the opinions of a considerable section of Irish Nationalist opinion.

    The Evolution of Sinn Fein Robert Mitchell Henry
  • Ah, Exiles wandering over many seas, Spinning at all times Eire's good to-morrow!

    Poems W. B. Yeats
  • But it was tragic that it was ridiculous for any man on Eire to ask a girl from Earth to join him on so unpromising a planet.

    Attention Saint Patrick William Fitzgerald Jenkins
  • I wished to leave you free when I am gone, although I saw you were still necessary to Eire.

    The Art of Disappearing John Talbot Smith
  • He then directed his course towards the estuary of Binn-Edair, keeping the circuit of Eire to his right hand.

  • If we've offended Eire on Earth, by havin' the black creatures to help us, we're sorry.

    Attention Saint Patrick William Fitzgerald Jenkins
British Dictionary definitions for Eire


the Irish Gaelic name for Ireland
a former official name (1937–49) for Republic of Ireland
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Word Origin and History for Eire

see Irish.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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