[waw-ter-ferd, wot-er-]
  1. a county in Munster province, in the S Republic of Ireland. 710 sq. mi. (1840 sq. km).
  2. its county seat: a seaport.
  3. a town in SE Connecticut.
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  1. a county of S Republic of Ireland, in Munster province on the Atlantic: mountainous in the centre and in the northwest County town: Waterford. Pop: 101 546 (2002). Area: 1838 sq km (710 sq miles)
  2. a port in S Republic of Ireland, county town of Co Waterford: famous glass industry; fishing. Pop: 44 594 (2002)
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Word Origin and History for waterford


city in southeastern Ireland; 1783 in reference to a type of glassware manufactured there.

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