Definitions

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

  • The capital and largest city of Ireland, in the east-central part of the country on the Irish Sea. A Danish stronghold until 1014, Dublin was later captured by the English (1170) and made the center of the Pale. It was the scene of the Black Monday massacre of English residents in 1209 and the bloody Easter Rebellion of April 24, 1916. The Sinn Fein movement began here in the early 20th century. Population: 506,000.

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

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

  • n. capital and largest city and major port of the Irish Republic

Etymologies

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

Examples

  • DUBLIN — A Slovak man unwittingly carried hidden explosives on board a weekend flight to Dublin after a Slovakian airport-security test went awry, Irish officials ... var news_amount = 5;

    Sabria Jawhar: Al-Qaeda, Not the US, Is Responsible for My Loss of Privacy and Dignity at the Airport

  • DUBLIN — Ireland mourned the shock loss Friday of one of the nation's best-known broadcasters, Gerry Ryan, who was found dead in his Dublin apartment after failing to broadcast his morning radio show, an Irish institution.

    Gerry Ryan Dead: Famed Irish Broadcaster Dies At 53

  • DUBLIN — Thousands of people marched through Dublin on Saturday, demanding the Irish government default on the country ' s debts, call an immediate election, and reverse plans for tough budget cuts and financial support from the International Monetary Fund.

    Marchers Call for Irish Default, Elections

  • DUBLIN: The most dramatic development in the Dublin Archdiocese happened when Summorum Pontificum took effect.

    The Situation of the Classical Roman Rite in Ireland, two years after Summorum Pontificum

  • DIARMUID MARTIN, ARCHBISHOP OF DUBLIN: The archdiocese of Dublin failed to recognize the theft of childhood which survivors endured, and that the diocese failed in its responses to those children, when they or their parents had the courage to come forward, compounding the damage done to their innocence.

    CNN Transcript Nov 27, 2009

  • DUBLIN -- Ireland's ruling Fianna Fail party Saturday was battered in local elections across the country and two by-elections in Dublin for seats in the Irish parliament as voters effectively withdrew their support for the embattled government.

    Irish Government Battered in Elections

  • DUBLIN -- Irish budget airline Ryanair Holdings PLC said Thursday that it plans to cut aircraft and jobs based at Dublin airport, blaming a new air-passenger tax from the Irish government.

    Ryanair Plans Dublin Airport Cuts

  • We are at a loss what to make of this report from Dublin; but perhaps some more learned authority can explain it: '_Dublin, April 9,

    Chambers's Edinburgh Journal, No. 438 Volume 17, New Series, May 22, 1852

  • AN eminent spirit-merchant in Dublin announced, in one of the Irish papers, that he has still a small quantity of the whiskey on sale _which was drunk by his late Majesty while in Dublin_.

    The Jest Book The Choicest Anecdotes and Sayings

  • DUBLIN MOVE HALVED INSURER'S TAX BILL - The Irish Independent says Beazley, a specialist insurer which made a pre-tax profit of £100. 7m (€114. 5m) last year, halved its tax bill by opening a three-man office in Dublin and becoming tax-resident here.

    RTÉ News

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