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ˈlɪm ər ɪkLim·er·ick

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Limericknoun

    port city in southwestern Ireland

  2. limericknoun

    a humorous verse form of 5 anapestic lines with a rhyme scheme aabba


  1. Limericknoun

    A humorous, often nonsensical, and sometimes risq

    Etymology: [Said to be from a song with the same verse construction, current in Ireland, the refrain of which contains the place name Limerick.]


  1. limericknoun

    A humorous, often bawdy verse of five anapestic lines, with the rhyme scheme aabba, and typically has a 9-9-6-6-9 cadence.

  2. Limericknoun

    A county in the Republic of Ireland.

  3. Limericknoun

    A town in the county of Limerick


  1. Limerick

    Limerick is a city in Ireland. It is located in the Mid-West Region and is also part of the province of Munster. Limerick City Council is the local authority for the city. The city is built on several curves and islands of the River Shannon, which spreads into an estuary shortly downriver from Limerick. It is the third most populous city in the state and the fifth most populous on the island of Ireland. It was the first city to receive the designation of City of Culture.

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Limerick

    Irish county on the S. of the Shannon estuary, between Tipperary and Kerry, watered by the Mulcai, Maigue, and Deel; hilly in the S., is mostly fertile, and under corn and green crops; cattle are reared and dairy products exported; some woollens and paper manufactured. There are many antiquities. Limerick (37), the county town, on the Shannon, is the fourth Irish seaport, and manufactures a little lace.

Military Dictionary and Gazetteer

  1. limerick

    A city of Ireland, chief town of a county of the same name, situated on the Shannon, about 60 miles from its mouth, and 106 miles south-southwest of Dublin. It has always been deemed a place of importance. It was taken by the English in 1174; in 1651 it was taken by Ireton, the son-in-law of Cromwell; in 1690 it was unsuccessfully besieged by King William III. in person; in 1691 it surrendered to Gen. Ginkel, afterwards earl of Athlone. Before the Conquest it was the seat of the kings of Thomond.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Limerick in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Limerick in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

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    pose a threat to; present a danger to
    • A. fudge
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