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  1. a county in W Republic of Ireland. 1231 sq. mi. (3190 sq. km). County seat: Ennis.
  2. a male or female given name.
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Examples from the Web for clare

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  • A County Clare man boasted of his collection of Irish curiosities.

    Ireland as It Is

    Robert John Buckley (AKA R.J.B.)

  • Mr. Morley would do well to apply this moral to the County Clare.

    Ireland as It Is

    Robert John Buckley (AKA R.J.B.)

  • Nobody has been bagged as yet, but the Clare folks are still hoping.

    Ireland as It Is

    Robert John Buckley (AKA R.J.B.)

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

    One Of Them

    Charles James Lever

  • The gentleman's way's the better; early or late, Clare or Kerry, 'tis all one!

    The Wild Geese

    Stanley John Weyman

British Dictionary definitions for clare


  1. 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)
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  1. Anthony (Ward). 1942–2007, Irish psychiatrist and broadcaster; presenter of the radio series In the Psychiatrist's Chair from 1982
  2. 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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