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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.]
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(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]
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also airth


n. Chiefly Scot.
1. a direction.
2. to direct; guide.
[1400–50; < Scottish Gaelic àird point, quarter of the compass]
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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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See Bourke, "Performing, Not Writing," 142, and Meadhbh Nic an Airchin-nigh, "Caoineadh Airt Ui Laoghaire: Blood-drinking, Art's Sister and Censorship in Father Peter O'Leary's Manuscripts P and Pead," Proceedings of the Harvard Celtic Colloquium 30 (2010): 184-85.
More appealing to me were lists of 24 words containing all possible permutations of a tetragram, possible for AIRT and AGIN.
Paddy Browne from Carraig Airt in Donegal worked tirelessly to morph his boy Oisin's wheelchair into a real life Batmobile.
The poem reads: Here lies our land: every airt Beneath swift clouds, glad glints of sun, Belonging to none but itself.
Principal Carmel Nic Airt said grants for running costs and secretarial and caretaker jobs fell by almost EUR25,500 to EUR101,587 last year.
(Air T) (Nasdaq: AIRT) announced that it will release its results for the first quarter ended June 30, 2010 on August 4, 2010.
"McCarthy, Mac Airt, and Mythology: Suttree and the Irish High King." Mississippi Quarterly 58.1/2 (2004/2005): 25-40.
Chapter topics include the oral tradition and beginnings of written manuscripts; introductions to each of the saga cycles (which contain the stories of Cu Chulainn, Finn mac Cumaill, and other heroes as well as kings such as Cormac mac Airt); poets and poetry; and the hero and heroic biography.
Jack is successful because he has the wisdom not to take more than he needs, whereas the greedy Laird of the Black Airt is still filling his pockets with treasure when the roots of the returning tree crush him.
("Mairg do-chonnairc ceann Fiachaidh": Mac Airt, 151-53) Alas that I saw Fiach's head the golden, shield-bearing noble destroyed his headless body set off Ireland's misery.