Belfast

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Bel·fast

 (bĕl′făst′, bĕl-făst′)
The capital and largest city of Northern Ireland, in the eastern part of the province on an inlet of the Irish Sea. After many years of conflict between Protestants and Catholics, a major peace settlement was signed here in 1998.

Belfast

(ˈbɛlfɑːst; bɛlˈfɑːst)
n
1. (Placename) the capital of Northern Ireland, a port on Belfast Lough in Belfast district, Co Antrim and Co Down: became the centre of Irish Protestantism and of the linen industry in the 17th century; seat of the Northern Ireland assembly and executive. Pop: 281 000 (2011 est)
2. (Placename) a district of W Northern Ireland, in Co Antrim and Co Down. Pop: 268 700 (2010 est). Area: 115 sq km (44 sq miles)

Bel•fast

(ˈbɛl fæst, -fɑst, bɛlˈfæst, -ˈfɑst)

n.
the capital of Northern Ireland, on the E coast. 374,300.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Belfast - capital and largest city of Northern IrelandBelfast - capital and largest city of Northern Ireland; the center of Protestantism in Northern Ireland
Northern Ireland - a division of the United Kingdom located on the northern part of the island of Ireland
Translations

Belfast

[ˈbelfɑːst] NBelfast m

Belfast

[ˈbɛlfɑːst bɛlˈfɑːst] nBelfast

Belfast

[ˈbɛlfɑːst] nBelfast f
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Sources said a car full of people arrived in the Tigers Bay area of North Belfast looking for a man linked to the faction opposed to John Bunting's leadership of the organisation.
Trouble flared when police blocked a crowd of about 50 people from the loyalist Tigers Bay district from entering a neighbouring nationalist area.
Garry Mackenzie, 35, and 19-year-old Alan John McClean were arrested when police raided the Alexandra Bar in the Tigers Bay area of North Belfast last March during a rehearsal for a so-called show of strength.