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I·rish

 (ī′rĭsh)
adj.
Of or relating to Ireland or its people, language, or culture.
n.
1. (used with a pl. verb)
a. The people of Ireland.
b. People of Irish ancestry.
2.
a. The Goidelic language of Ireland. Also called Irish Gaelic.
3. Informal Fieriness of temper or passion; high spirit.

[Middle English, from Old English Īras, the Irish; see peiə- in Indo-European roots.]
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Irish

(ˈaɪrɪʃ)
adj
1. (Placename) of, relating to, or characteristic of Ireland, its people, their Celtic language, or their dialect of English
2. (Peoples) of, relating to, or characteristic of Ireland, its people, their Celtic language, or their dialect of English
3. (Languages) of, relating to, or characteristic of Ireland, its people, their Celtic language, or their dialect of English
4. informal offensive ludicrous or illogical
n
5. (Peoples) the Irish (functioning as plural) the natives or inhabitants of Ireland
6. (Languages) another name for Irish Gaelic
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I•rish

(ˈaɪ rɪʃ)

n.
1. (used with a pl. v.)
a. the inhabitants of Ireland.
b. natives of Ireland or persons of Irish ancestry living outside Ireland.
2. the Celtic language of Ireland, now largely supplanted as a vernacular by English. Abbr.: Ir
adj.
3. of or pertaining to Ireland, its inhabitants, or the language Irish.
Idioms:
get one's Irish up, Informal. to become angry or outraged.
[1175–1225; Middle English Yrisse, Iris(c)h; compare Old English Īras people of Ireland (c. Old Norse Īrar); see -ish1]
I′rish•ly, adv.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Irish - people of Ireland or of Irish extractionIrish - people of Ireland or of Irish extraction
nation, country, land - the people who live in a nation or country; "a statement that sums up the nation's mood"; "the news was announced to the nation"; "the whole country worshipped him"
2.Irish - whiskey made in Ireland chiefly from barley
whiskey, whisky - a liquor made from fermented mash of grain
poteen - unlawfully distilled Irish whiskey
Irish coffee - sweetened coffee with Irish whiskey and whipped cream
3.Irish - the Celtic language of Ireland
Erse, Gaelic, Goidelic - any of several related languages of the Celts in Ireland and Scotland
Old Irish - Irish Gaelic up to about 1100
Middle Irish - Irish Gaelic from 1100 to 1500
Emerald Isle, Hibernia, Ireland - an island comprising the republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland
Adj.1.Irish - of or relating to or characteristic of Ireland or its people
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Irish

adjective Hibernian, green traditional Irish music
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Translations
irskýirština
irerirsk
IrischIrisch-GälischIrish StewirländischGälisch
irlandairlandlingva
iiri
irlantilaineniiriirlanti
irlandaisgaélique irlandaisgaélique
irski
ír2
ÍrlendingarÍrska
アイルランドのアイルランド人
아일랜드 사람아일랜드의
airiųairių kalba
irlandeză
irščinairskairskiirsko
irländskirländskairiska
เกี่ยวกับไอร์แลนด์ภาษาไอร์แลนด์
thuộc nước/người/tiếng Irelandtiếng Ireland

Irish

[ˈaɪərɪʃ]
A. ADJirlandés
B. N
1. the Irish (= people) → los irlandeses
2. (Ling) → irlandés m
C. CPD Irish coffee Ncafé m irlandés
Irish stew Nestofado m irlandés
the Irish Free State Nel Estado Libre de Irlanda
the Irish Sea Nel Mar de Irlanda
Irish setter Nsetter m irlandés
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Irish

[ˈaɪrɪʃ]
adjirlandais(e)
Irish music → la musique irlandaise
n (= language) → irlandais m
npl
the Irish → les Irlandais mplIrish coffee ncafé m irlandais, irish coffee m
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Irish

adj
irisch; Irish Free Stateirischer Freistaat; Irish jokeIrenwitz m, → ˜ Ostfriesenwitz m; IrishmanIre m, → Irländer m; Irish Republican ArmyIrisch-Republikanische Armee; IrishwomanIrin f, → Irländerin f
(hum inf: = illogical) → unlogisch, blödsinnig
n
pl the Irishdie Iren pl, → die Irländer pl
(Ling) → Irisch nt, → irisches Gälisch

Irish

:
Irish coffee
nIrish Coffee m
Irish Sea
nIrische See
Irish setter
Irish stew
nIrish Stew nt
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Irish

[ˈaɪərɪʃ]
1. adjirlandese
2. n
a. the Irish nplgli irlandesi
b. (language) → irlandese m
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Irish

إِيرْلَنْدِيٌّ, الأيرلندى irský, irština irer, irsk irisch ιρλανδικός, Ιρλανδός irlandés irlantilainen irlandais irski irlandese アイルランドの, アイルランド人 아일랜드 사람, 아일랜드의 Iers ire, irsk irlandzki, język irlandzki irlandês ирландский, ирландский язык irländsk, irländska เกี่ยวกับไอร์แลนด์, ภาษาไอร์แลนด์ İrlanda, İrlandaca thuộc nước/người/tiếng Ireland, tiếng Ireland 爱尔兰人, 爱尔兰的
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