from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Scots A cardinal point on the compass.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- v. To guide; to direct.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- intransitive v. to pick one's way.
- transitive v. to point out the way; to direct or guide.
- transitive v. channel into a new direction.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To direct or point out the way: as, can you airt me to the school-house?
- n. Point of the compass; direction.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. channel into a new direction
Then he looked into the west "airt," and he thought he saw thereabouts a ring of fiery hue, and within the ring a man on a grey horse.
But yon divine has another airt from powerful Master Rollock, and Mess David Black, of North Leith, and sic like. —
'Look' ee 'ere, Miss Zusie, this vowl' ave airt her vut; 'and the small ploughboy I before mentioned came in at the garden gate, holding a hen in his arms.
It was with no shealing welcome, no kind memory of the old nurse even, she met them, but stood under her lintel looking as it were through them to the airt of the country whence they had come.
'The Master rode the airt o' Ladiesdale, 'the head groom had replied, for he was somewhat of a wag.
Kneeling down he reverently happed him in afresh, then rising with a heart contented, whistled triumphant as a pibroch, and took the airt of
The wind had been continuously for a week in the eastern airt, and a raid from his heathen fellow-countrymen seemed inevitable, since
Mounting, he let the horse choose his ain gait, and shortly found himself in the airt of Hoddam, whence he rode up to the grassy fells above Solway.
Stooping, I placed my eye to the tiny slit, and waited impatiently for a gleam of white light that might penetrate from the westward airt which it faced.
Again, in 'Apud Corstopitum' Penchrysa is held to haunt the Roman Wall beside the limestone crags; Tynemouth Priory is thought to be revisited by Prior Olaf whenever the wind stays long in the eastern airt, and the