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Pat O'Brien knows nothing. He's on the Hell express.
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Meaning of "O'Brien" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF O'BRIEN

O'Brien  [əˈbraɪən] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF O'BRIEN

noun
adjective
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pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
O'brien is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES O'BRIEN MEAN IN ENGLISH?

O'Brien

O'Brien dynasty

The Ó Briain dynasty are a royal and noble house founded in the 10th century by Brian Boru of the Dál gCais or Dalcassians. After becoming King of Munster, through conquest he established himself as Ard Rí na hÉireann. Brian's descendants thus carried the name Ó Briain, continuing to rule the Kingdom of Munster until the 12th century where their territory had shrunk to the Kingdom of Thomond which they would hold for just under five centuries. In total, four Ó Briain's ruled in Munster, and two held the High Kingship of Ireland. After the partition of Munster into Thomond and the MacCarthy Kingdom of Desmond by Tairrdelbach Ua Conchobair in the 12th century, the dynasty would go on to provide around thirty monarchs of Thomond until 1542. During part of this period in the late 13th century they had a rivalry with the Norman de Clare house, disputing the throne of Thomond. The last Ó Briain to reign in Thomond was Murrough Ó Briain who surrendered his sovereignty to the new Kingdom of Ireland under Henry VIII of the House of Tudor, becoming instead Earl of Thomond and maintaining a role in governance.

Definition of O'Brien in the English dictionary

The first definition of O'Brien in the dictionary is Conor Cruise. 1917–2008, Irish diplomat and writer. As an Irish Labour MP he served in the coalition government of 1973–77, becoming a senator. He edited the Observer. Other definition of O'Brien is Edna. born 1936, Irish novelist. Her books include The Country Girls, Johnny I Hardly Knew You, and In the Forest. O'brien is also Flann, real name Brian O'Nolan. 1911–66, Irish novelist and journalist. His novels include At Swim-Two-Birds and the posthumously published The Third Policeman. As Myles na Gopaleen he wrote a satirical column for the Irish Times.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH O'BRIEN


anion
ˈænˌaɪən
Brian
ˈbraɪən
cast-iron
ˌkɑːstˈaɪən
cation
ˈkætaɪən
dandelion
ˈdændɪˌlaɪən
flatiron
ˈflætˌaɪən
gridiron
ˈɡrɪdˌaɪən
Hawaiian
həˈwaɪən
ion
ˈaɪən
iron
ˈaɪən
lion
ˈlaɪən
Mayan
ˈmaɪən
Orion
əˈraɪən
Paraguayan
ˌpærəˈɡwaɪən
pereion
pəˈraɪən
pian
ˈpaɪən
prion
ˈpraɪən
scion
ˈsaɪən
Uruguayan
ˌjʊərəˈɡwaɪən
Zion
ˈzaɪən

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE O'BRIEN

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O. Henry
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O.K.
o.n.o.
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o.s.
Casey
clock
Connell
Connor
er
Flaherty
Higgins
Keeffe
Neill
Toole

WORDS THAT END LIKE O'BRIEN

alien
Arien
bien
Cap-Haitien
Damien
Darien
Fukien
illegal alien
Isthmus of Darien
lien
mien
Nigerien
Schlesien
sien
Skien
Ssu-ma Ch´ien
Talien
Tolkien
vaurien
Wien

Synonyms and antonyms of O'Brien in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «O'Brien» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF O'BRIEN

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Translator English - Chinese

奥布莱恩
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

O´Brien
570 millions of speakers

English

O´Brien
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

ओ ´ब्रायन
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

اوبراين
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

О´Брайен
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

O´Brien
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

O ´
260 millions of speakers

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O´Brien
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

O ´
190 millions of speakers

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O´Brien
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

オブライエン
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

오브라이언
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

O ´
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

O´Brien
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

ஓ ´
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

ओ ´
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

O´Brien
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

O´Brien
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

О´Брайен
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

O´Brien
30 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Greek

O´Brien
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

O´Brien
14 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Swedish

O´Brien
10 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Norwegian

O´Brien
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of O'Brien

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «O'BRIEN»

The term «O'Brien» is very widely used and occupies the 14.525 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «O'BRIEN» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about O'Brien

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3 QUOTES WITH «O'BRIEN»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word O'Brien.
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Marco Beltrami
The thing that struck me most after first viewing 'The Sessions' was the charm of Mark O'Brien and the intimacy that the director, Ben Lewin, manages to capture perfectly on screen. I did not feel forced or cajoled in any way into believing the story.
2
Rob Corddry
Pat O'Brien knows nothing. He's on the Hell express.
3
Mickey Spillane
I played in a movie called Ring of Fear with Clyde Beatty and Pat O'Brien.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «O'BRIEN»

Discover the use of O'Brien in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to O'Brien and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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The Things They Carried
The Things They Carried won France's prestigious Prix du Meilleur Livre Etranger and the Chicago Tribune Heartland Prize; it was also a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Critics Circle Award.
Tim O'Brien, 2009
2
Birthmarked
IN THE ENCLAVE, YOUR SCARS SET YOU APART, and the newly born will change the future.
Caragh M. O'Brien, 2010
3
Springboard and Platform Diving
Springboard & Platform Divingprovides readers inside information once exclusively reserved for the world's best. This book is a one-of-a-kind blueprint for diving success, written by the best coach in the sport.
Ronald F. O'Brien, 2003
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The Third Policeman: A Novel
With the publication of The Third Policeman, Dalkey Archive Press now has all of O'Brien's fiction back in print.
Flann O'Brien, 1996
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Father Elijah: An Apocalypse
Father Elijah, a Holocaust survivor and convert to Catholicism from Judaism, travels through Europe and the Middle East on a papal mission to find a man who may be the Antichrist and induce him to repent.
Michael David O'Brien, Michael O'Brien, 1997
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Spirituality in Nursing
Completely updated and revised, this Fourth Edition now includes a chapter on servant leadership.
Mary Elizabeth O'Brien, 2010
7
Going After Cacciato
" So wrote The New York Times of Tim O'Brien's now classic novel of Vietnam. Winner of the 1979 National Book Award, Going After Cacciato captures the peculiar mixture of horror and hallucination that marked this strangest of wars.
Tim O'Brien, 2009
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Z for Zachariah
Believing herself to be the only survivor of a nuclear war, Ann Burden greets a wandering stranger with excitement and suspicion. An ALA Notable Book & ALA Best Book for Young Adults. Reprint.
Robert C. O'Brien, 2007
9
John F. Kennedy: A Biography
A portrait of the thirty-fifth president draws on newly released government archive material and the JFK library to offer insights into both his strengths and character flaws.
Michael O'Brien, 2006
10
Banner O'Brien
The reissue of #1 New York Times bestselling author Linda Lael Miller’s Banner O’Brien, the first installment in the Corbins series!
Linda Lael Miller, 2012

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «O'BRIEN»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term O'Brien is used in the context of the following news items.
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Joe O'Brien, St. Paul chef and former restaurant owner, dies after …
"I love him very much," said Ramon Granda, 83, left, about his partner Joe O'Brien, 82, of St. Paul, Thursday January 23, 2014. "I'm living a life I ... «TwinCities.com-Pioneer Press, Jul 15»
2
Texans coach Bill O'Brien 'can't wait for camp to start'
Texans coach Bill O'Brien is so excited about his second training camp he's counting down the days until the veterans report Friday and ... «Houston Chronicle, Jul 15»
3
Watch: New 'Maze Runner: Scorch Trials' Trailer Promises More …
Dylan O'Brien is off and running again in the new trailer for “Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials.” The follow-up to 2014's “The Maze Runner,” ... «Variety, Jul 15»
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The Why Behind the Jazz Signing J.J. O'Brien
Forward J.J. O'Brien felt like an afterthought — a warm body to fill out the ranks. This was due, in part, to the realities of a crowded Jazz roster, ... «Salt City Hoops, Jul 15»
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New York Jets Flashback: QB Ken O'Brien
Today I want to look at a long tenured Jet, quarterback Ken O'Brien. His career on the Jets spanned 10 years, from 1983 to 1992. O'Brien was ... «The Jet Press, Jul 15»
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O'BRIEN: Testy toddlers can put parents in a pickle at restaurants
O'BRIEN: Testy toddlers can put parents in a pickle at restaurants. Posted: Jul 24, 2015 5:41 AM PDT. Friday, July 24, 2015 8:41 AM EDT. Updated: Jul 24, 2015 ... «Quincy Herald Whig, Jul 15»
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O'Brien has it on a Plate
Irish champion trainer Aidan O'Brien can collect the historic Her Majesty's Plate at Down Royal with Order Of St George, partnered by his son ... «Belfast Telegraph, Jul 15»
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Surfer Jamie O'Brien lights himself on fire before riding massive wave
When professional free surfer Jamie O'Brien needed a new challenge, the man known as J.O.B. reached out to his fans on Instagram looking ... «Mashable, Jul 15»
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Five terms in House is enough, former speaker O'Brien says
MANCHESTER, N.H. —Former New Hampshire House Speaker William O'Brien confirmed Thursday he will not seek a sixth term in November ... «WMUR Manchester, Jul 15»
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State Rep. Sean O'Brien plans to run for State Senate next year
State Representative, Sean O'Brien, tells 21 News he will be running for a new position next year. O'Brien says he will be running for State Senate to fill the open ... «WFMJ, Jul 15»

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