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(Placename) a market town in S Wales, the administrative centre of Carmarthenshire: Norman castle. Pop: 14 648 (2001)


(kɑrˈmɑr ðən)

1. a seaport in Dyfed, S Wales. 53,600.
References in classic literature ?
To-night, my dear friend," he said, "all of us, I believe, go on to a ball at Carmarthen House.
We have just got rid of a few dinner people, and we are going on to Carmarthen House presently.
I came to know if you could get me a card for the ball at Carmarthen House to-night.
Lady Carmarthen is Wolfendon's cousin, you know, and a very good friend of mine.
His two sons died, and at length, broken in health, troubled about money, he went to spend his last days in Carmarthen in Wales.
Again, when Lord Carmarthen, at a party, told him his handkerchief was hanging from his pocket, Foote replaced [81] it with a "Thank you, my lord; you know the company better than I.
Carmarthen were first on the score sheet when Cardiff were caught offside and fly-half Dan Jones kicked an easy penalty.
Anthology 15-19: 1 Ysgol Gwyr, Swansea; 2 Ysgol Llanhari, Cardiff; Ysgol Bro Myrddin, Carmarthen.
ABOUT 40 vehicles in and around Carmarthen have been targeted by a mystery vandal who used a drill to damage them.
A succession of great saves from the Carmarthen goalkeeper denied Marc Lloyd-Williams, Gareth Partridge and Paul Keddle as the Robins looked slick.
Carmarthen Quins: Tries - S Timani, penalty try; cons - J Garland, G Cull Newport: Tries - S Williams (2), M Poole (2), A Hughes, C Weanell; cons - L Roblin (2), C Wanell (2); pens - L Roblin (3)
PORTHMADOG were unfortunate not to have left Carmarthen with something to show for their endeavours but two goals in four minutes late on caused irreparable damage.