a county in W Republic of Ireland. 1231 sq. mi. (3190 sq. km). County seat: Ennis.
a male or female given name. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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  • Surely the honorable member held a commission in the Clare Fencibles.

    One Of Them

    Charles James Lever

  • "I must not disobey mama," Clare murmured, without looking up from the nest her cheek had made on his bosom.

  • Micky knew Mrs. Clare slightly; he rose and went towards them.

    The Phantom Lover

    Ruby M. Ayres

  • Clare was an imaginative child, and the topic of all her dreams was this mysterious mother whom she had never seen.

    Clare Avery

    Emily Sarah Holt

  • Though hanging over Clare's back he knew presently, by his stopping, that they had come to the heap.

    A Rough Shaking

    George MacDonald

British Dictionary definitions for clare




a county of W Republic of Ireland, in Munster between Galway Bay and the Shannon estuary. County town: Ennis. Pop: 103 277 (2002). Area: 3188 sq km (1231 sq miles)




Anthony (Ward). 1942–2007, Irish psychiatrist and broadcaster; presenter of the radio series In the Psychiatrist's Chair from 1982
John. 1793–1864, English poet, noted for his descriptions of country life, particularly in The Shepherd's Calendar (1827) and The Rural Muse (1835). He was confined in a lunatic asylum from 1837
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