Shire vs Del - What's the difference?

shire | del |

As nouns the difference between shire and del

is that shire is former administrative area of britain; a county while del is noon.

As a verb shire

is to (re]])constitute as one or more shires or [[county|counties.

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(wikipedia shire) (en noun)
  • Former administrative area of Britain; a county.
  • Yorkshire is the largest shire in England.
  • (UK, colloquial) The general area in which a person lives, used in the context of travel within the UK.
  • When are you coming back to the shire ?
  • A rural or outer suburban local government area of Australia.
  • A shire horse.
  • Verb

  • To (re]])constitute as one or more shires or [[county, counties.
  • * 1985 , Proceedings of the Royal Irish Academy , page 291:
  • Although he still managed formally to shire the province in the summer and autumn of 1585, his plan to establish a presidential government and complete the integration of Ulster into English Ireland met with royal indifference.
  • * 2012 , James Lydon, The Making of Ireland: From Ancient Times to the Present (ISBN 1134981503), page 160:
  • The province was shired into nine counties,
    County Longford was shired in 1586


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    Etymology 1

    From delta, the symbol being an inverted delta


    (en noun)
  • (analysis) The symbol ? used to denote the gradient operator.
  • (mathematics) the symbol , in the context of a partial differential
  • Synonyms
    * atled, nabla
    See also

    Etymology 2



    (en noun)
  • (obsolete) a part, portion
  • Etymology 3



    (Abbreviation) (head)
  • delegate
  • delegation
  • delete
  • delineavit
  • Anagrams

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