American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A legendary princess of Ulster who eloped with her lover, Naoise, to escape marriage to King Conchobar. After the king murdered Naoise, she killed herself.
- n. Irish mythology The foremost tragic heroine in the Ulster Cycle of Irish mythology. Daughter of Fedlimid mac Daill. At birth, Cathbad foretold that she would be very beautiful, but that kings and lords would go to war over her. She committed suicide.
- n. A female given name.
- n. A beautiful, but suicidal woman.
“Your Deirdre is a strong and independent character.”
“A highly-regarded and popular speaker on the topics of PR and social media communications, Deirdre is a past board member of NJ/PRSA and the New Jersey Advertising Club.”
“Deirdre is a remarkable and determined woman -- Erin Brockovich comes to mind -- and she's determined not to see another mother lose a child for such a senseless reason.”
“Also, the war is one of the important themes in Deirdre McCloskey's The Bourgeois Virtues.”
“I have some more great pictures of Deirdre leaping and ... well, between the beach and going back to shoot some more in Deirdre's back garden, we took nearly 300 photos.”
“He foretold that great sorrow and evil should come upon the land because of this child, and so he called her Deirdre, which means trouble or alarm.”
“I have got Conchubar and Fergus off at the last in Deirdre's”
“And why did you call her Deirdre?" asked Lady Kathleen.”
“Deirdre is a contributing editor of TechConnect, PRSA’s technology newsletter, blogs about PR 2.0 strategies, and is the co-founder of #PRStudChat, a dynamic Twitter discussion scheduled monthly for PR students, educators and PR pros.”
“The day before yesterday, I was contacted by a lady called Deirdre who worked for the Sunday Times.”
Looking for tweets for Deirdre.