from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. An Irish or Scottish social gathering with traditional music, dancing, and storytelling.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. An Irish or Scottish informal social gathering where traditional folk music is played, with dancing and story telling.
- n. Any such gathering in the Celtic diaspora.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. an informal social gathering at which there is Scottish or Irish folk music and singing and folk dancing and story telling
Irish Gaelic céilidhe, from Old Irish célide, visit, from céle, companion; see kei-1 in Indo-European roots.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Scottish Gaelic cèilidh, Irish céilidhe, from Old Irish céile ("companion"). (Wiktionary)