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

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Belfast, capital of Northern Irelandnoun

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

Wiktionary

  1. Belfastnoun

    A seaport in and the capital of Northern Ireland.

  2. Belfastnoun

    A town in the State of Maine, USA.

Wikipedia

  1. Belfast

    Belfast ( BEL-fast, -⁠fahst; from Irish: Béal Feirste [bʲeːlˠ ˈfʲɛɾˠ(ə)ʃtʲə], meaning 'mouth of the sand-bank ford') is the capital and largest city of Northern Ireland, standing on the banks of the River Lagan on the east coast. It is the 12th-largest city in the United Kingdom and the second-largest in Ireland. It had a population of 345,418 in 2021.By the early 19th century, Belfast was a major port. It played an important role in the Industrial Revolution in Ireland, briefly becoming the biggest linen-producer in the world, earning it the nickname "Linenopolis". By the time it was granted city status in 1888, it was a major centre of Irish linen production, tobacco-processing and rope-making. Shipbuilding was also a key industry; the Harland & Wolff shipyard, which built the RMS Titanic, was the world's largest shipyard. Industrialisation, and the resulting inward migration, made Belfast one of Ireland's biggest cities. Following the partition of Ireland in 1921, Belfast became the seat of government for Northern Ireland. There was major communal violence in the city during partition. Belfast saw further severe violence and numerous bombings during the thirty years of the Troubles, c. 1969–1998, and parts of the city remain segregated between Catholics and Protestants. Belfast is still a port with commercial and industrial docks, including the Harland & Wolff shipyard, dominating the Belfast Lough shoreline. It also has a major aerospace industry. It is served by two airports: George Best Belfast City Airport, 3 miles (5 kilometres) from the city centre, and Belfast International Airport 15 miles (24 kilometres) west of the city. The Globalization and World Cities Research Network listed Belfast as a Gamma + global city in 2020.

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  1. belfast

    Belfast is the capital and largest city of Northern Ireland, one of the four constituent countries of the United Kingdom. It is known for its industry, arts, higher education, law, and business, and is also the economic engine of Northern Ireland. The city played a key role in the Industrial Revolution in the 19th century and was known for its linen, tobacco, rope-making and shipbuilding industries, most famously the Harland & Wolff shipyard that built the RMS Titanic.

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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Surnames Frequency by Census Records

  1. BELFAST

    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Belfast is ranked #152628 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Belfast surname appeared 107 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 0 would have the surname Belfast.

    60.7% or 65 total occurrences were Black.
    29.9% or 32 total occurrences were White.
    4.6% or 5 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

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

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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. Jude Whyte:

    Society is anything but normal here, (We have) walls that divide white English speaking Christians from each other. You could live your whole life in Belfast and never meet a Protestant, ever.

  2. 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.

  3. Adam Keefe:

    I can lead my squad now as the coach just I did as captain... we will win. This is Belfast and we are GIANTS.

  4. Jack McGarry:

    Completely different from anything you will see in Belfast.

  5. Jack McGarry:

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

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