What does Ulster mean?

Definitions for Ulster
ˈʌl stərul·ster

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Ulsternoun

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

  2. ulsternoun

    loose long overcoat of heavy fabric; usually belted


  1. Ulsteradjective

    Relating to, or originating from Ulster.

    an Ulster Fry

  2. Ulsternoun

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

  3. Ulsternoun

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

  4. ulsternoun

    A long, loose overcoat of rough material.

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


  1. ulster

    Ulster is one of the four traditional provinces of Ireland, located in the north of the island. It is comprised of nine counties, six of which form Northern Ireland and the remaining three are part of the Republic of Ireland. The term "Ulster" is often used synonymously with Northern Ireland. Additionally, Ulster can also refer to a type of men's loose, long overcoat, originally made of heavy, rugged fabric and popular in the late 19th and early 20th centuries.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Ulsternoun

    a long, loose overcoat, worn by men and women, originally made of frieze from Ulster, Ireland


  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.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Ulster

    ul′stėr, n. a long and loose kind of overcoat worn by men and women, usually having a hood and belt.—n. Ul′ster-cus′tom, the form of tenant-right long customary in Ulster, and legalised by statute in 1870 and 1881 (see Tenant-right).—adj. Ul′stered, wearing an ulster.

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.

Military Dictionary and Gazetteer

  1. ulster

    A province of Ireland, the most northern of the four into which that kingdom is divided. The northeast portion, the present county of Down, was, early after the invasion, overrun by the English under De Courcy, and was subsequently held by Hugh De Lacy. Although various efforts were made by the English to effect a permanent settlement in the north and northwest, their success was little more than nominal until the reigns of Elizabeth and James I., when the well-known plantation of Ulster was attempted.

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  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

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

Anagrams for Ulster »

  1. luster

  2. lustre

  3. result

  4. rulest

  5. rustle

  6. sutler

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Ulster in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Ulster in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of Ulster in a Sentence

  1. Mark Durkan:

    We are extremely lucky to make this exciting discovery, very few 15th-century buildings, other than those built entirely from stone, have survived in Ulster and normally there would be few traces, if any, for archaeologists to investigate.

  2. Ulster County Executive Pat Ryan:

    The Ulster County Fair must be an event that everyone can enjoy while representing the values of all members of our community, any showcasing of a symbol of division and racism runs counter to that principle and will be vigorously opposed by my administration.

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