HyperDic: ireland

English > 2 senses of the word Ireland:
NOUNlocationIreland, Republic of Ireland, Irish Republic, Eirea republic consisting of 26 of 32 counties comprising the island of Ireland
locationIreland, Hibernia, Emerald Islean island comprising the republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland
Ireland > pronunciation
Soundsay'erlahnd; ay'rlahnd
Rhymesabandoned ... Zealand: 132 rhymes with ahnd...
English > Ireland: 2 senses > noun 1, location
MeaningA republic consisting of 26 of 32 counties comprising the island of Ireland; achieved independence from the United Kingdom in 1921.
SynonymsRepublic of Ireland, Irish Republic, Eire
Instance ofEuropean country, European nationAny one of the countries occupying the European continent
Member ofBritish Commonwealth, Commonwealth of NationsAn association of nations consisting of the United Kingdom and several former British colonies that are now sovereign states but still pay allegiance to the British Crown
European Union, EU, European Community, EC, European Economic Community, EEC, Common Market, EuropeAn international organization of European countries formed after World War II to reduce trade barriers and increase cooperation / cooperation among its members
Part ofEuropeThe 2nd smallest continent (actually a vast peninsula of Eurasia)
Ireland, Hibernia, Emerald IsleAn island comprising the republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland
PartsCorkA port city in southern Ireland
Dublin, Irish capital, capital of IrelandCapital and largest city and major port of the Irish Republic
GalwayA port city in western Ireland on Galway Bay
Limerickport city in southwestern Ireland
TaraA village in eastern Ireland (northwest of Dublin)
WaterfordA port city in southern Ireland
Region ofContinuity Irish Republican Army, CIRA, Continuity Army CouncilA terrorist organization formed in Ireland in 1994 as a clandestine armed wing of Sinn Fein
Irish National Liberation Army, INLA, People's Liberation Army, People's Republican Army, Catholic Reaction ForceA radical terrorist group dedicated to the removal of British forces from Northern Ireland and the unification of Ireland
Irish Republican Army, IRA, Provisional Irish Republican Army, Provisional IRA, ProvosA militant organization of Irish nationalists who used terrorism and guerilla warfare in an effort to drive British forces from Northern Ireland and achieve a united independent Ireland
Real IRA, Real Irish Republican Army, RIRA, Dissident Irish Republican ArmyA radical terrorist group that broke away in 1997 when the mainstream Provisional IRA proposed a cease-fire
SpanishEire, Ireland, Irlanda, República de Irlanda, Republic of Ireland
CatalanEire, Irlanda, República d'Irlanda, República Irlandesa
NounsIrelandera native or inhabitant of Ireland
English > Ireland: 2 senses > noun 2, location
MeaningAn island comprising the republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland.
SynonymsHibernia, Emerald Isle
InstancesErinAn early name of Ireland that is now used in poetry
Instance ofislandA land mass (smaller than a continent) that is surrounded by water
MembersIrish person, IrelanderA native or inhabitant of Ireland
IrishmanA man who is a native or inhabitant of Ireland
IrishwomanA woman who is a native or inhabitant of Ireland
Part ofBritish IslesGreat Britain and Ireland and adjacent islands in the north Atlantic
PartsAran IslandsThree small islands belonging to Ireland at the entrance to Galway Bay
Ireland, Republic of Ireland, Irish Republic, EireA republic consisting of 26 of 32 counties comprising the island of Ireland
Northern IrelandA division of the United Kingdom located on the northern part of the island of Ireland
Region ofAnamother of the ancient Irish gods
Angus Og, Aengus, Oengus, AngusCeltic god of love and beauty
BoannCeltic goddess
Boyne, battle of BoyneA battle in the War of the Grand Alliance in Ireland in 1690
BrigitCeltic goddess of fire and fertility and agriculture and household arts and wisdom / wisdom / wisdom
DagdaChief Celtic god of the Tuatha De Danann
Danu, DanaCeltic goddess who was the mother of the Tuatha De Danann
DroghedaIn 1649 the place was captured by Oliver Cromwell, who massacred the Catholic inhabitants
Fomor, FomorianOne of a group of Celtic sea demons sometimes associated with the hostile power of nature
GwydionCeltic sky god
Irish, Irish GaelicThe Celtic language of Ireland
Lir, LerThe sea personified
Lug, Lughancient Celtic god
ManannanCeltic god of the sea
Morrigan, MorriguCeltic war goddess
O'Toole, Peter O'Toole, Peter Seamus O'TooleBritish actor (born in Ireland in 1932)
Tuatha De Danann, Tuatha Derace of Celtic gods or demigods
banshee, banshie(Irish folklore) a female spirit who wails to warn of impending death
barmbrackA rich currant / currant cake or bun
benA mountain or tall hill
ceilidhAn informal social gathering at which there is Scottish or Irish folk music and singing and folk dancing and story telling
keenA funeral lament sung with loud wailing
macushla(an Irish term of address expressing affection) darling
patronymic, patronymA family name derived from name of your father or a paternal ancestor (especially with an affix (such as -son in English or O'- in Irish) added to the name of your father or a paternal ancestor)
shillelagh, shillalahA cudgel made of hardwood (usually oak or blackthorn)
water spanielAny dog of two large curly-coated breeds used for hunting waterfowl
SpanishEire, Emerald Isle, Irlanda
CatalanEire, Emerald Isle, Irlanda
AdjectivesIrishof or relating to or characteristic of Ireland or its people
NounsIrelandera native or inhabitant of Ireland

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