Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • A river of eastern Ireland flowing about 113 km (70 mi) to the Irish Sea. In the Battle of the Boyne on July 1, 1690, the armies of King William III defeated the forces of James II, who fled to France.

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  • proper n. A river in Ireland.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. a battle in the War of the Grand Alliance in Ireland in 1690, where William III of England defeated the deposed James II and so ended Stuart Catholicism in England.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a battle in the War of the Grand Alliance in Ireland in 1690; William III defeated the deposed James II and so ended the Catholicism that had been reintroduced in England by the Stuarts

Etymologies

From Irish Bóinn (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Here Lanty, you imp, "he said turning his eyes on the ripe youth as he brought in a large jug of the" Boyne "-- in other words of

    Valentine M'Clutchy, The Irish Agent The Works of William Carleton, Volume Two

  • On the bridge of the Boyne was our first overthrow;

    A Farewell to Patrick Sarsfield, Earl of Lucan

  • The library could have borne witness that it was also the portrait of the man who had come in that day to call Boyne from his unfinished letter.

    Afterward

  • We organized in due time the corporation known as the Boyne Iron Works, Limited; a trust agreement was drawn up that was a masterpiece of its kind, one that caused, first and last, meddling officials in the Department of

    A Far Country — Complete

  • We organized in due time the corporation known as the Boyne Iron Works, Limited; a trust agreement was drawn up that was a masterpiece of its kind, one that caused, first and last, meddling officials in the Department of Justice at Washington no little trouble and perplexity.

    A Far Country — Volume 2

  • I believe they made a great deal of money as contractors to the army of King William in the campaign of which the Battle of the Boyne was the decisive event, but the greater part of this they dissipated about a century ago in lawsuits.

    Reminiscences of a South African Pioneer

  • The only sounds that rose from the vast host that lay encamped in the valley of the Boyne were the challenges of the sentinels to each other as they paced their midnight rounds.

    The Huguenots in France

  • About four miles south of the Boyne was a place called Duleek, where the road to Dublin was so narrow, that two cars could not pass each other, and where on both sides of the road lay a morass which afforded no firm footing.

    The History of England, from the Accession of James II — Volume 3

  • Much of the wreck is intact and lying in the middle of the fast-flowing Boyne, meaning it was not possible to preserve the vessel in the water.

    Medieval boat wreck to be lifted out of Boyne in days

  • "Boyne," said his mother, provisionally, "what sort of person is Mr. Breckon?"

    The Kentons

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