from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th 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.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- proper n. The Goidelic language indigenous to Ireland, also known as Irish Gaelic.
- n. The Irish people.
- n. A board game of the tables family.
- n. 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.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- 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 Gaelic or the Hiberno-Celtic.
- n. An old game resembling backgammon.
from The 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.
- n. The language of the native Celtic race in Ireland.
- n. English as spoken by natives of Ireland, with characteristic peculiarities (the “Irish brogue”).
- n. An old game similar to backgammon, but more complicated. Halliwell. Compare after game at Irish, under after-game.
- n. Abbreviated Irish
- Wrathful; choleric.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- 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
OPEN IRISH SONG SESSION WITH WAYNE JORDAN, sing Irish or Scottish songs, including ballads, rebel songs and drinking songs.
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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
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The "Receipt" in _Irish_ is in Walker, and at the end of Vallancey's Irish Grammar, second ed.,
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