Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A ring with a raised design of two hands clasping a crowned heart, usually given as a token of love or friendship.

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[After Claddagh, a fishing village and suburb of Galway.]

Examples

  • Claddagh: The claddagh is an Irish symbol for love, loyalty, and friendship.

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  • Claddagh: The claddagh is an Irish symbol for love, loyalty, and friendship.

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  • Rather than a traditional engagement ring, James gave her a claddagh ring a traditional Irish ring that can be worn as a wedding ring.

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  • Rather than a traditional engagement ring, James gave her a claddagh ring a traditional Irish ring that can be worn as a wedding ring.

    Kelsey Grammer's Daughter Is Engaged

  • Rather than a traditional engagement ring, James gave her a claddagh ring a traditional Irish ring that can be worn as a wedding ring.

    Kelsey Grammer's Daughter Is Engaged

  • Rather than a traditional engagement ring, James gave her a claddagh ring a traditional Irish ring that can be worn as a wedding ring.

    Kelsey Grammer's Daughter Is Engaged

  • Hesketh proposed to Grammer with an Irish claddagh ring, according to the magazine.

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  • If one wants to be quite specific, there is always the Irish claddagh ring: worn on the right hand, the crown inwards, it indicates that you are single; on the right hand with the crown turned outwards means that love is being considered; and worn on the left hand with the crown outwards is indication that you are very much ‘taken’.

    ring finger

  • Guess I'm part of that "mind like driven snow club" I looked and thought, "Oh what a cute claddagh"...and about three seconds later came the forehead smack and the epiphany moment along with a groan that brought co-workers running to look and I had to quickly hide my Firefox window. *snickers* Maybe I should get a twitter account after all.

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  • I have NO idea what is so bad about the claddagh cake.

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