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[waw-ter-ferd, wot-er-] /ˈwɔ tər fərd, ˈwɒt ər-/
a county in Munster province, in the S Republic of Ireland. 710 sq. mi. (1840 sq. km).
its county seat: a seaport.
a town in SE Connecticut. Unabridged
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  • The chiefs flocked to Waterford to do honour to their king's son.

    The Story Of Ireland Emily Lawless
  • I always sail Sundays, and I expect to race with Waterford to-morrow.

    Desk and Debit Oliver Optic
  • I felt a nudge from Waterford and turned the gas full on, while he quietly closed the door and turned the key.

    Reginald Cruden Talbot Baines Reed
  • "It is half past eleven, Phil," said Mr. Waterford, consulting his watch.

    Desk and Debit Oliver Optic
  • Waterford I was told that the fairies were not ghosts: they lived in the air.

    Ulster Folklore Elizabeth Andrews
  • Of course your father knew you were coming with Mr. Waterford.

    Desk and Debit Oliver Optic
  • In the immediate vicinity of Waterford itself there are many beauty spots and places of interest.

    The Sunny Side of Ireland John O'Mahony and R. Lloyd Praeger
  • He hates Mr. Waterford, while my mother thinks he is a very fine man.

    Desk and Debit Oliver Optic
  • “Whatever she may prove, we shall be well in with Waterford harbour before she can reach us,” observed the captain.

    The Missing Ship W. H. G. Kingston
British Dictionary definitions for Waterford


a county of S Republic of Ireland, in Munster province on the Atlantic: mountainous in the centre and in the northwest County town: Waterford. Pop: 101 546 (2002). Area: 1838 sq km (710 sq miles)
a port in S Republic of Ireland, county town of Co Waterford: famous glass industry; fishing. Pop: 44 594 (2002)
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Word Origin and History for Waterford

city in southeastern Ireland; 1783 in reference to a type of glassware manufactured there.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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