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

  • The capital and largest city of Northern Ireland, in the eastern part of the country on Belfast Lough, an inlet of the North Channel of the Irish Sea. Conflict between Protestants and Catholics has divided the city since the 19th century. Population: 277,000.

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  • proper n. A seaport in and the capital of Northern Ireland.
  • proper n. A town in the State of Maine, USA.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. the capital of Northern Ireland; -- the center of Irish Protestantism.

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

  • n. capital and largest city of Northern Ireland; the center of Protestantism in Northern Ireland

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Examples

  • JIM RODGERS, LORD MAYOR OF BELFAST: On behalf of the citizens of Belfast, I would like to extend our deepest condolences to the people of the United States of America following the terrible atrocity.

    CNN Transcript Sep 13, 2001

  • BELFAST - Gunmen critically wounded a Catholic in front of his young son at the end of a day of funerals in Belfast, ramming home their message that retribution for an IRA bombing which killed 10 was far from over.

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • BELFAST (Reuters) - A bomb in a hijacked taxi exploded on Monday behind a British army barracks in County Down, a police spokeswoman said, minutes after the transfer of police and justice powers to Belfast from London was completed.

    Reuters: Top News

  • BELFAST (Reuters) - A Belfast judge on Monday ordered the extradition to Spain of a former leader of Basque separatist group ETA to face a charge of justifying terrorism.

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  • BELFAST (AFP) - Northern Ireland's leaders on Tuesday condemned rioting by Catholics opposed to Protestant marches in Belfast, which left 82 police officers injured.

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  • BELFAST (Reuters) - Sinn Fein said Thursday it had the basis for a deal to devolve police and justice powers to Belfast from London and end a lengthy row that has threatened to bring down Northern Ireland's government.

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  • BELFAST (Reuters) - Northern Ireland's rival main parties agreed a deal on Thursday to devolve police and justice powers to Belfast from London and end a lengthy row that had threatened to topple their power-sharing government.

    Reuters: Top News

  • BELFAST - Jordan Hersom led a balanced attack with 14 points and Lucas Witham added 10 to pace Leavitt to a 53-28 boys 'basketball victory over Belfast in a KVAC game Tuesday.

    Sun Journal

  • BELFAST - Maine fire officials say they'll probably never know the cause of a fire that killed 72,000 chickens in a barn in Belfast.

    Maine News Updates

  • BELFAST (Reuters) - Sinn Fein said on Thursday it had the basis for a deal to devolve police and justice powers to Belfast from London and end a lengthy row that has threatened to topple Northern Ireland's power-sharing government.

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