ulster

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noun ul·ster \ˈəl-stər\

Definition of ulster

  1. :  a long loose overcoat of Irish origin made of heavy material (such as frieze)

Origin and Etymology of ulster

Ulster, Ireland


Ulster

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geographical name Ul·ster \ˈəl-stər\

Definition of Ulster

  1. 1 region of the northern part of the island of Ireland comprising Northern Ireland and the northern part of the republic of Ireland Ulster was an ancient Irish province which split into several kingdoms in medieval times. After the Anglo-Norman invasion in the 12th centry, Ulster eventually came under the control of the British crown and in the 16th centry was divided into nine counties, three of which joined the Irish Free State (now the republic of Ireland) in 1921 while the rest remained with the United Kingdom.

  2. 2 province of the northern part of the republic of Ireland comprising counties Cavan, Donegal, and Monaghan and bordering on Northern Ireland area 3093 square miles (8042 square kilometers), population 295,000

  3. 3 northern ireland —used unofficially

Ulsterite

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Ulsterman

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ULSTER Defined for English Language Learners

Ulster

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geographical name

Definition of Ulster for English Language Learners

  • : region of Ireland


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