[ duhb-lin ]
/ ˈdʌb lɪn /


Gaelic Baile Àtha Cliath. a seaport in and the capital of the Republic of Ireland, in the E part, on the Irish Sea.
a county in E Republic of Ireland. 356 sq. mi. (922 sq. km). County seat: Dublin.
a city in central Georgia.



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Definition for dublin (2 of 2)

[ ahyuh r-luh nd ]
/ ˈaɪər lənd /


John,1838–1918, U.S. Roman Catholic clergyman and social reformer, born in Ireland: archbishop of St. Paul, Minn., 1888–1918.
Also called Emerald Isle. Latin Hibernia. a large western island of the British Isles, comprising Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland. 32,375 sq. mi. (83,850 sq. km).
Republic of. Formerly Irish Free State (1922–37), Also called Eire (1937–49). a republic occupying most of the island of Ireland. 27,137 sq. mi. (70,285 sq. km). Capital: Dublin.Irish Eire.
Heraldry. a coat of arms blazoned as follows: Azure, a harp or stringed argent.


Ire·land·er, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for dublin (1 of 3)

/ (ˈdʌblɪn) /


the capital of the Republic of Ireland, on Dublin Bay : under English rule from 1171 until 1922; commercial and cultural centre; contains one of the world's largest breweries and exports whiskey, stout, and agricultural produce. Pop: 1 004 614 (2002)Gaelic name: Baile Átha Cliath
a county in E Republic of Ireland, in Leinster on the Irish Sea: mountainous in the south but low-lying in the north and centre. County seat: Dublin. Pop: 1 122 821 (2002). Area: 922 sq km (356 sq miles)

British Dictionary definitions for dublin (2 of 3)

/ (ˈaɪələnd) /


an island off NW Europe: part of the British Isles, separated from Britain by the North Channel, the Irish Sea, and St George's Channel; contains large areas of peat bog, with mountains that rise over 900 m (3000 ft) in the southwest and several large lakes. It was conquered by England in the 16th and early 17th centuries and ruled as a dependency until 1801, when it was united with Great Britain until its division in 1921 into the Irish Free State and Northern IrelandLatin name: Hibernia
Republic of Ireland, Irish Republic or Southern Ireland a republic in NW Europe occupying most of Ireland: established as the Irish Free State (a British dominion) in 1921 and declared a republic in 1949; joined the European Community (now the European Union) in 1973. Official languages: Irish (Gaelic) and English. Currency: euro. Capital: Dublin. Pop: 4 775 982 (2013 est). Area: 70 285 sq km (27 137 sq miles)
Gaelic name: Eire

British Dictionary definitions for dublin (3 of 3)

/ (ˈaɪələnd) /


John (Nicholson). 1879–1962, English composer, esp of songs
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Cultural definitions for dublin (1 of 2)


Capital and major port of the Republic of Ireland and the largest city in the country; located on the Irish Sea, an arm of the Atlantic Ocean.

notes for Dublin

As the intellectual and cultural center of Ireland, Dublin was a stronghold of Irish nationalism, the birthplace of renewed interest in the Irish language and Irish literature, and home to writers such as James Joyce, Jonathan Swift, and William Butler Yeats.

Cultural definitions for dublin (2 of 2)


Island in the Atlantic Ocean separated from Great Britain by the Irish Sea. It is divided into Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland.

notes for Ireland

It is called the “Emerald Isle” because of its lush green countryside.
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