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Antrim

[an-trim] /ˈæn trɪm/
noun
1.
a county in NE Northern Ireland. 1098 sq. mi. (2844 sq. km). County seat: Belfast.
2.
an administrative district in this county. 217 sq. mi. (563 sq. km).
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  • He was the chieftain of a clan that spread over Down and Antrim.

    The Foolish Lovers St. John G. Ervine
  • He was an Antrim man, a Black Presbyterian, and a total abstainer.

    Ireland as It Is Robert John Buckley (AKA R.J.B.)
  • Among them was Phelim, the blind piper, whom Neal had seen in the street of Antrim.

    The Northern Iron George A. Birmingham
  • It's my belief he's gone off out of this in dread of what may happen in Antrim to-day.

    The Northern Iron George A. Birmingham
  • I and Neal here will go into Antrim, we're the least likely to be recognised.

    The Northern Iron George A. Birmingham
  • "We're going to take you back into Antrim," said Captain Twinely.

    The Northern Iron George A. Birmingham
  • Such inscriptions are to be found in scores in the graveyards of Antrim.

    The Northern Iron George A. Birmingham
British Dictionary definitions for Antrim

Antrim

/ˈæntrɪm/
noun
1.
a historical county of NE Northern Ireland, famous for the Giant's Causeway on the N coast: in 1973 it was replaced for administrative purposes by the districts of Antrim, Ballymena, Ballymoney, Carrickfergus, Larne, Moyle, Newtownabbey, and parts of Belfast and Lisburn. Area: 3100 sq km (1200 sq miles)
2.
a district of Northern Ireland, in Co Antrim. Pop: 49 260 (2003 est). Area: 415 sq km (160 sq miles)
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