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geographical name Ire·land \ˈī(-ə)r-lənd\

Simple Definition of Ireland

  • : country in Europe

  • : European island in the Atlantic Ocean

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of Ireland

  1. 1 or Latin Hibernia play \hī-ˈbər-nē-ə\ island W Europe in the Atlantic, one of the British Isles area 32,052 square miles (83,015 square kilometers); divided between Ireland (republic) & Northern Ireland

  2. 2 or Eire play \ˈer-ə\ country occupying major portion of the island; a republic since 1949; a division of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland 1801–1921 & (as Irish Free State) a dominion of the Commonwealth of Nations 1922–37 ∗ Dublin area 26,602 square miles (69,165 square kilometers), pop 4,239,848

  3. 3 — see northern ireland

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