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n. Scots
A cardinal point on the compass.

[Middle English art, from Scottish Gaelic aird, from Old Irish aird, point of the compass.]


(ɛət; Scottish ert) or


(Physical Geography) Scot a direction or point of the compass, esp the direction of the wind; quarter; region
[C14: from Scottish Gaelic aird point of the compass, height]



also airth


n. Chiefly Scot.
1. a direction.
2. to direct; guide.
[1400–50; < Scottish Gaelic àird point, quarter of the compass]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.airt - channel into a new direction; "redirect your attention to the danger from the fundamentalists"
send, direct - cause to go somewhere; "The explosion sent the car flying in the air"; "She sent her children to camp"; "He directed all his energies into his dissertation"
sublimate - direct energy or urges into useful activities
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The shower 's over," said the old man, filling his pipe; "it's cleared the air, washed the face o' the airth nice an' clean, an' everything to-morrer will shine like a new pin--when you an' I are drivin' up river.
But to-night he went out a peddling, you see, and I don't see what on airth keeps him so late, unless, may be, he can't sell his head.
He wanted to, last Sunday, but I stopped him just as he was goin' out of the door with four heads strung on a string, for all the airth like a string of inions.
The race that knows Joseph is the salt of the airth, I reckon.
The 34-year-old drove a vehicle while over the limit on the A905 Stirling to Airth Road, near to South Doll Farm, on October 24 last year.
02 Contract Notice (below OJEU threshold): This Tender Documentation is for the replacement of CCTV, door access system and intercom system at Airth Court, Motherwell, North Lanarkshire.
Today it's Balquhidder, Lochearnhead & Strathyre at Lochearnhead, Airth, Falkirk.
She lives in the grounds of wedding venue Airth Castle and enjoys all the benefits that come with having such grandeur on her doorstep.
Michelle, a presenter on ITV's 60 Minute Makeover and STV's The Hour, was found dead nine days ago at her home in Airth, Stirlingshire, where she lived with husband Paul Kerr, 43, and daughter Jaymi, five.
The former 60 Minute Makeover host - daughter of boxing champion Jim Watt - was found dead at her home in Airth, near Falkirk, on Wednesday.
The company begins doing business with four co-founders including Brewer as President, Danny Draper as Vice President of Sales, Robert Daniels as Vice President of Development and Christian Airth as Vice President of Consulting.
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