Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • A river of eastern Ireland flowing about 115 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.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun 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.

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  • proper noun A river in Ireland.

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  • noun 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

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From Irish Bóinn

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

  • 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.

    Project Gutenberg Complete Works of Winston Churchill

  • 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 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.

    Tales of Men and Ghosts

  • 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.

    The Early Short Fiction of Edith Wharton — Part 2

  • 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

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