from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- The capital and largest city of Ireland, in the east-central part of the country on the Irish Sea. A Danish stronghold until 1014, Dublin was later captured by the English (1170) and made the center of the Pale. It was the scene of the Black Monday massacre of English residents in 1209 and the bloody Easter Rebellion of April 24, 1916. The Sinn Fein movement began here in the early 20th century. Population: 506,000.
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- proper n. The capital of the Republic of Ireland.
- proper n. One of the counties of Ireland.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. capital and largest city and major port of the Irish Republic
From Old Irish dubh ("black") + linn ("pond"). (Wiktionary)