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Ireland

Overview

This page has 5 definitions of Ireland in English. Ireland is a proper noun. Also define these 6 related words and terms: Europe, republic, island, Northern Ireland, Republic of Ireland, and surname.

English

Location of the island Ireland.

Etymology

From Middle English Ireland, Irelond, Irlond, Irland, from Old English Īr- as in Īras ("Irishmen") + land, lond. Perhaps also from Middle Irish Éire + -land. Ultimately from Old Irish Ériu (Ireland). See Irish.

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Ireland

  1. A large island in northwestern Europe.
  2. A republic occupying the majority-area of the island of Ireland, with Northern Ireland occupying the rest of the island. Also known as the Republic of Ireland since 1949.
  3. A surname​.

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