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LIMERICK

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does Limerick mean? 

LIMERICK (noun)
  The noun LIMERICK has 2 senses:

1. port city in southwestern Ireland
2. a humorous verse form of 5 anapestic lines with a rhyme scheme aabba

  Familiarity information: LIMERICK used as a noun is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


LIMERICK (noun)


Sense 1Limerick [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Port city in southwestern Ireland

Classified under:

Nouns denoting spatial position

Instance hypernyms:

city; metropolis; urban center (a large and densely populated urban area; may include several independent administrative districts)

port (a place (seaport or airport) where people and merchandise can enter or leave a country)

Holonyms ("Limerick" is a part of...):

Eire; Ireland; Irish Free State (a republic consisting of 26 of 32 counties comprising the island of Ireland; achieved independence from the United Kingdom in 1921)


Sense 2limerick [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

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

Classified under:

Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents

Hypernyms ("limerick" is a kind of...):

rhyme; verse (a piece of poetry)


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