What does Belfast mean?

Definitions for Belfast
ˈbɛl fæst, -fɑst, bɛlˈfæst, -ˈfɑstBelfast

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Belfast, capital of Northern Ireland(noun)

    capital and largest city of Northern Ireland; the center of Protestantism in Northern Ireland

Wiktionary

  1. Belfast(ProperNoun)

    A seaport in and the capital of Northern Ireland.

  2. Belfast(ProperNoun)

    A town in the State of Maine, USA.

Freebase

  1. Belfast

    Belfast is the capital and largest city of Northern Ireland. Most of Belfast is in County Antrim, but parts of East and South Belfast are in County Down. It is on the flood plain of the River Lagan. By population, it is the fourteenth largest city in the United Kingdom and second largest on the island of Ireland. It is the seat of the devolved government and legislative Northern Ireland Assembly. The city of Belfast has a population of 281,000 and lies at the heart of the Belfast urban area, which has a population of 579,276. The Larger Urban Zone, as defined by the European Union, has a total population 641,638. Belfast was granted city status in 1888. Historically, Belfast has been a centre for the Irish linen industry, tobacco production, rope-making and shipbuilding: the city's main shipbuilders, Harland and Wolff, which built the well-known RMS Titanic, propelled Belfast on to the global stage in the early 20th century as the biggest and most productive shipyard in the world. Belfast played a key role in the Industrial Revolution, establishing its place as a global industrial centre until the latter half of the 20th century. Industrialisation and the inward migration it brought made Belfast, if briefly, the biggest city in Ireland at the turn of the 20th century and the city's industrial and economic success was cited by Ulster unionist opponents of Home Rule as a reason why Ireland should shun devolution and later why Ulster in particular would fight to resist it.

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Belfast

    county town of Antrim, and largest and most flourishing city in the N. of Ireland; stands on the Lagan, at the head of Belfast Lough, 100 m. N. of Dublin; is a bright and pleasant city, with some fine streets and handsome buildings, Presbyterian, Catholic, and Methodist colleges. It is the centre of the Irish linen and cotton manufactures, the most important shipbuilding centre, and has also rope-making, whisky, and aerated-water industries. Its foreign trade is larger than even Dublin's. It is the capital of Ulster, and head-quarters of Presbyterianism in Ireland.

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  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Belfast' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #2754

How to pronounce Belfast?

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How to say Belfast in sign language?

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Belfast in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Belfast in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of Belfast in a Sentence

  1. Sean Muldoon:

    In the heart of Belfast city center, you have six really good bars we'd recommend.

  2. Arlene Foster:

    We want to see a refit of some of the structures of the Belfast Agreement to reflect the new emerging relationships – both between Northern Ireland and the Republic as well as between the United Kingdom and the Republic, updated arrangements to take account of any new Brexit deal secured would allow the new environment to be managed in a pro-active and democratic manner.

  3. Jack McGarry:

    When I'm back in Belfast, i like to go for a good pint of Guinness or a small whiskey.

  4. Jack McGarry:

    Completely different from anything you will see in Belfast.

  5. Journalist Senan Molony:

    We are looking at the exact area where the iceberg stuck, and we appear to have a weakness or damage to the hull in that specific place, before she even left Belfast.

Images & Illustrations of Belfast

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