from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A member of a secret society founded in Northern Ireland in 1795 to maintain the political and religious ascendancy of Protestantism.
- n. A Protestant Irishman.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. a member of the Orange Order, a Protestant society in Northern Ireland
- n. any Protestant Irishman
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. One of a secret society, organized in the north of Ireland in 1795, the professed objects of which are the defense of the reigning sovereign of Great Britain, the support of the Protestant religion, the maintenance of the laws of the kingdom, etc.; -- so called in honor of William, Prince of Orange, who became William III. of England.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. An Irish Protestant.
- n. A member of a secret politico-religious society instituted in Ireland in 1795, for the purpose of upholding the Protestant religion and ascendancy, and of opposing Romanism and the Roman Catholic influence in the government of the country.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a member of a society founded in Ireland in 1795 to uphold Protestantism and the British sovereign
After William, Prince of Orange, later King William III of England, Scotland, and Ireland.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)