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

  • The capital and largest city of Ireland, in the eastern part of the country on the Irish Sea. Founded by the Norse in the ninth century, it was under English control after 1171. In the 1900s, as Ireland gained its independence, Dublin emerged as a literary and cultural center.

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  • proper noun The capital of the Republic of Ireland.
  • proper noun One of the counties of Ireland.

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  • noun capital and largest city and major port of the Irish Republic


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From Old Irish dubh ("black") + linn ("pond").



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