Definitions for ulsterˈʌl stər

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

Ul•sterˈʌl stər(n.)

  1. a former province in Ireland, now comprising Northern Ireland and a part of the Republic of Ireland.

    Category: Geography (places)

  2. a province in N Republic of Ireland. 235,641; 3123 sq. mi. (8090 sq. km).

    Category: Geography (places)

  3. Category: Geography (places), Informal

    Ref: Northern Ireland.

  4. (l.c.) a long, loose, heavy overcoat, orig. of Irish frieze, now also of any of various other woolen cloths.

    Category: Clothing

Ul′ster•ite`(n.)

Princeton's WordNet

  1. Ulster(noun)

    a historic division of Ireland located in the northeastern part of the island; six of Ulster's nine counties are in Northern Ireland

  2. ulster(noun)

    loose long overcoat of heavy fabric; usually belted

Wiktionary

  1. Ulster(Adjective)

    Relating to, or originating from Ulster.

    an Ulster Fry

  2. Ulster(ProperNoun)

    The northern province of Ireland, comprising of six Northern Irish counties and three counties in the Republic of Ireland.

  3. Ulster(ProperNoun)

    Alternate name used for the six counties that make up Northern Ireland.

  4. ulster(Noun)

    A long, loose overcoat of rough material.

  5. Origin: Named from the Irish province of Ulster.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Ulster(noun)

    a long, loose overcoat, worn by men and women, originally made of frieze from Ulster, Ireland

Freebase

  1. Ulster

    Ulster is one of the provinces of Ireland, located in the north of the island. In ancient Ireland, it was one of the fifths ruled by a rí ruirech, or "king of over-kings". The definition of the province was fluid from early to medieval times. It took a definitive shape in the reign of King James I of England when all the counties of Ireland were eventually shired. This process of evolving conquest that had been underway since the Norman invasion of Ireland, particularly as advanced by the Cambro-Norman magnates Hugh de Lacy and John de Courcy. Ulster was a central topic role in the treaty in the parliamentary debates that eventually resulted in the Government of Ireland Act 1920. Under the terms of the Act, Ireland was divided into two territories, Southern Ireland and Northern Ireland with the border passing through the province. "Southern Ireland" was to be all of Ireland except for "the parliamentary counties of Antrim, Armagh, Down, Fermanagh, Londonderry and Tyrone, and the parliamentary boroughs of Belfast and Londonderry" which were to constitute "Northern Ireland". The area of Northern Ireland was seen as the maximum area within which Unionists could be expected to have a safe majority. This was in spite of the fact that counties Fermanagh and Tyrone had Catholic Nationalist majorities. While these six counties and two parliamentary boroughs were all in the province of Ulster, three other counties of the province - Donegal, Cavan and Monaghan - were assigned to the Irish Free State.

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Ulster

    the northern province of Ireland, is divided into the nine counties of Antrim, Armagh, Cavan, Donegal, Down, Fermanagh, Londonderry, Monaghan, and Tyrone, and has an area of 8560 sq. m.; became an English settlement in 1611, and was largely colonised from Scotland; it is the most Protestant part of the island, though the Catholics predominate, and is the most enterprising and prosperous part; the land is extensively cultivated, and flax growing and spinning the chief industries.

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'ulster' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #3818

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