American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adj. Of or relating to Ireland or its people, language, or culture.
- n. The people of Ireland.
- n. See Irish Gaelic.
- n. See Irish English.
- n. Informal Fieriness of temper or passion; high spirit.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Pertaining to Ireland, or to the people of Ireland, an island lying west of Great Britain and forming part of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland.
- Pertaining to the Celtic inhabitants (the Gaels) of Scotland; Erse.
- Irish embroidery of any sort.
- n. plural The inhabitants of Ireland. The aboriginal Celtic race of Ireland. See
- n. The language of the native Celtic race in Ireland. It is in age and philological value the most important language of the Celtic family, though its antiquity and importance have been much exaggerated by tradition and patriotism. The alphabet is an adaptation of the Latin. As heretofore printed, the letters, like the socalled Anglo-Saxon letters, are usually made to resemble a conventionalized form of the Latin alphabet in use in Britain in the early middle ages. Gaelic is a comparatively recent form of the Irish spoken by the Celts of Scotland. It differ but slightly from the Irish of the same age. Modern Irish is greatly corrupted in pronunciation, as compared with the Old Irish; but it retains in great part the old orthography. As a living speech it is fast going out of use.
- n. English as spoken by natives of Ireland, with characteristic peculiarities (the “Irish brogue”). In an extreme form (“broad Irish”) English Irish has some Celtic features; but some peculiarities, for example baste, spake, for beast, speak, etc., are merely former English uses retained in Ireland but changed in England.
- n. An old game similar to backgammon, but more complicated. Halliwell. Compare after game at Irish, under after-game.
- n. Abbreviated Irish
- Wrathful; choleric.
- n. The Goidelic language indigenous to Ireland, also known as Irish Gaelic.
- n. as plural The Irish people.
- n. obsolete A board game of the tables family.
- n. US Temper; anger, passion.
- n. whiskey, or whisky, elaborated in Ireland.
- adj. Pertaining to or originating from Ireland or the Irish people.
- adj. Pertaining to the Irish language.
- adj. Nonsensical, daft or complex.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. Of or pertaining to Ireland or to its inhabitants; produced in Ireland.
- n. The natives or inhabitants of Ireland, esp. the Celtic natives or their descendants.
- n. The language of the Irish; also called
Irish Gaelicor the Hiberno-Celtic.
- n. An old game resembling backgammon.
- n. the Celtic language of Ireland
- n. people of Ireland or of Irish extraction
- n. whiskey made in Ireland chiefly from barley
- adj. of or relating to or characteristic of Ireland or its people
- Middle English Irisce (12th c.), from Old English Īras ("Irishmen"), from Old Norse írar, from Old Irish Ériu (mod. Éire ("Ireland")), from Proto-Celtic *Īwerjū 'fat land, fertile'; akin to Ancient Greek (píeira, "fertile land"), Sanskrit (pívarī, "fat")'. (Wiktionary)
- Middle English, from Old English Īras, the Irish; see peiə- in Indo-European roots. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“OPEN IRISH SONG SESSION WITH WAYNE JORDAN, sing Irish or Scottish songs, including ballads, rebel songs and drinking songs.”
“BERTIE AHERN, IRISH PRIME MINISTER: I would like to express the hope that a pact may be found to enable current Irish immigrants to legalize their status in the United States on a permanent basis.”
“NEALL O'DOWD, "IRISH VOICE": Not really, I think, obviously, it is a big story for this week, but the American media will cover anything Irish on St. Patrick's week.”
“MICHAEL MARTIN, IRISH MINISTER OF HEALTH: There's a very strong public health agenda here that we would actually improve the health status of the Irish people.”
“AN IRISH HORSE was of opinion that the great cause of the present difficulties arose from deficiency in the quality and not the quantity of the article, and strongly recommended the growth of Irish oats in”
“In any case the Irish ingredients of _Irish Stew_ would be easier to assimilate if Mrs. CONYERS would refrain from trying to spell English as the Irish speak it.”
“Irish Peasantry_, as reprinted in slightly abridged form in William Butler Yeats's _Irish”
“There is a curious account of Irish butter in the _Irish Hudibras_, by William Moffat, London, 1755, from which it appears that bog butter was then well known: --”
“The "Receipt" in _Irish_ is in Walker, and at the end of Vallancey's Irish Grammar, second ed.,”
“IRISH EYES 2519 N. Lincoln: Sundays, 8 PM, Irish and American traditional, folk, and country open stage hosted by Eamonn Knuff (sign-up at 7 PM; no cover).”
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