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Clare \Clare\, n. A nun of the order of St. Clare.


Etymology 1 n. 1 A county in the Republic of Ireland 2 A town in the county of Cavan, Ireland. 3 (surname from=Old English dot=) derived from place names in England and Ireland, and from (etyl ang en) ''clæg''"clay" as an occupational name for a worker in clay. 4 (given name male from=surnames) transferred from the surnames (much less common than the female name). Etymology 2

n. A nun of the order of (w: Saint Clare). n. (given name female from=Latin), often spelled Claire in the 20th century.

Clare, IA -- U.S. city in Iowa
Population (2000): 190
Housing Units (2000): 79
Land area (2000): 0.507494 sq. miles (1.314403 sq. km)
Water area (2000): 0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km)
Total area (2000): 0.507494 sq. miles (1.314403 sq. km)
FIPS code: 13485
Located within: Iowa (IA), FIPS 19
Location: 42.587838 N, 94.343526 W
ZIP Codes (1990): 50524
Note: some ZIP codes may be omitted esp. for suburbs.
Clare, IA
Clare, MI -- U.S. city in Michigan
Population (2000): 3173
Housing Units (2000): 1487
Land area (2000): 3.120803 sq. miles (8.082843 sq. km)
Water area (2000): 0.093946 sq. miles (0.243318 sq. km)
Total area (2000): 3.214749 sq. miles (8.326161 sq. km)
FIPS code: 15920
Located within: Michigan (MI), FIPS 26
Location: 43.821951 N, 84.765384 W
ZIP Codes (1990): 48617
Note: some ZIP codes may be omitted esp. for suburbs.
Clare, MI
Clare -- U.S. County in Michigan
Population (2000): 31252
Housing Units (2000): 22229
Land area (2000): 566.795611 sq. miles (1467.993832 sq. km)
Water area (2000): 8.421902 sq. miles (21.812624 sq. km)
Total area (2000): 575.217513 sq. miles (1489.806456 sq. km)
Located within: Michigan (MI), FIPS 26
Location: 43.971020 N, 84.859148 W
Clare, MI
Clare County
Clare County, MI

Clare may refer to:

Clare (Dáil Éireann constituency)

Clare is a parliamentary constituency represented in Dáil Éireann, the lower house of the Irish parliament or Oireachtas. The constituency elects 4 deputies ( Teachtaí Dála, commonly known as TDs). The method of election is the single transferable vote form of proportional representation (PR-STV).

Clare (UK Parliament constituency)

Clare was a parliamentary constituency in Ireland, represented in the Parliament of the United Kingdom. From 1801 to 1885 it returned two Member of Parliament (MP) to the House of Commons of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland.

At the 1885 general election, County Clare was split into two divisions: East Clare and West Clare.

Clare (electoral district)

Clare is a former provincial electoral district in Nova Scotia, Canada which existed between 1949-2013. Prior to 1949, Clare was part of Digby district. It elected one member of the Nova Scotia House of Assembly. In its last configuration, the electoral district included the Municipality of the District of Clare, an Acadian area occupying the southwestern half of Digby County.

The electoral district was abolished following the 2012 electoral boundary review and was largely replaced by the new electoral district of Clare-Digby.

Clare (Parliament of Ireland constituency)

Clare was a constituency represented in the Irish House of Commons until 1800.

Clare (given name)

Clare is a given name, the Medieval English form of Clara. The related name Clair was traditionally considered male, especially when spelled without an 'e', but Clare and Claire are usually female.

It is very often associated with the Irish County Clare. That name was derived from the Irish word ('Clár') given to a small bridge that crossed the River Fergus near the town of Ennis in what is now County Clare.

Clare (surname)

Clare is a surname of English origin. The name is also prevalent among families of Irish origin, and there is a Clare County, Clare Island and River Clare in Ireland which attests to a long historical relationship with those places. The name was likely derived from the titular de Clare first held by Richard fitz Gilbert, a Welsh lord from a Norman family.

Clare (song)

"Clare" is a song by British band Fairground Attraction, which was released as the final single from their debut album The First of a Million Kisses. The song peaked in the UK Singles Chart at number 49. It was the last single released by the band before they split up.

Usage examples of "clare".

Clare fashion, Arden found she wanted rules, regulations, principles to live by.

Awkward, Clare rubbed her grimy hands over the thighs of her grimier jeans and hoped no one would want to shake.

Clare looked into shadowed, unreadable eyes framed by a steel helm, and prayed that the Hellhound of Wyckmere would take her for one of the villagers.

It occurred to Clare now that if her captor had been the Hellhound, she likely would not have escaped.

Smyley, Arthur Hudson, God Shammgod, Michael McGuinness, Jane Meara, Liza Dawson, Jim Landis, Bob Mecoy, Clare Alexander, Henry Eisig, Miguel Ibarra, Fran Lubow, Pat McFadden, Todd Siegal, Lovable Dupreme Akbar Physics, Ed Kosner, Troy, Donald Goines, Mark Rosenthal, Brian Walls, Bill Clark, Bob Losada, Reginald Morgan, Vanessa Grant, Mary Anne Sally, Floyd Simmons, Ava Elwort, Lou Shimpkin, Skeeter, Peter Herbst, Father Devine, Wayne Barrett, Jack Newfield, Greg Cox, Joanne Gruber, Charlie, Richard Mayronne, Frances Kessler, Michael Lynne, Wallace Cheat-ham, Joe Lopez, Thaddeus, and everyone else in or on probation who helped me.

From that flat space Clare could see far and away, spying the great rounded billow of Mynydd Maen -- the Mountain of Stone.

When we came to visit, Clare would walk through the front door of the Meadowlark House and straight out the back door to find Lucille, who was almost always in the garden, rain or shine.

GPO, and when I asked him why I was given the only noncombat assignment in Clare, he told me.

Clare with her arms plunging into the papermaking vat, pulling up the mold and shaking it so, and so, to meld the fibers.

Clare exits the Drive at Roosevelt and threads her way through Pilsen, a Hispanic neighborhood just south of downtown.

But the settlements must be paid, and as no rents are coming in, dowagers are obdurate, and the landlord lives well up to his means, times are hard just now in county Clare.

Comprising the whole of the counties of Donegal, Leitrim, Sligo, Roscommon, Mayo, Galway, Kerry, and parts of the counties of Clare and Cork.

A job with wages every week, it was, so we left Tipperary to live in Clare.

Who could have seemed to himself, and, indeed, to others, less likely than Charles Clare Winton to fall over head and ears in love when he stepped into the Belvoir Hunt ballroom at Grantham that December evening, twentyfour years ago?

Clare turned to go back his eye fell upon Tom, who was standing uneasily, shifting from one foot to the other, while Adolph stood negligently leaning against the banisters, examining Tom through an opera-glass, with an air that would have done credit to any dandy living.