Definition of Irish

1. Noun. People of Ireland or of Irish extraction.

Exact synonyms: Irish People
Generic synonyms: Country, Land, Nation



2. Adjective. Of or relating to or characteristic of Ireland or its people.
Partainyms: Ireland
Derivative terms: Ireland

3. Noun. Whiskey made in Ireland chiefly from barley.
Exact synonyms: Irish Whiskey, Irish Whisky
Generic synonyms: Whiskey, Whisky
Specialized synonyms: Poteen
Substance meronyms: Irish Coffee

4. Noun. The Celtic language of Ireland.
Exact synonyms: Irish Gaelic
Generic synonyms: Erse, Gaelic, Goidelic
Specialized synonyms: Old Irish, Middle Irish
Geographical relationships: Emerald Isle, Hibernia, Ireland

Definition of Irish

1. a. Of or pertaining to Ireland or to its inhabitants; produced in Ireland.

2. n. sing. & pl. The natives or inhabitants of Ireland, esp. the Celtic natives or their descendants.

Definition of Irish

1. Proper noun. The Goidelic language indigenous to Ireland, also known as Irish Gaelic. ¹

2. Noun. (context: as plural) The Irish people. ¹

3. Noun. (obsolete) A board game of the tables family. ¹

4. Noun. (US) temper Temper; anger, passion. ¹

5. Noun. whiskey, or whisky, elaborated in Ireland. ¹

6. Adjective. Pertaining to or originating from Ireland or the Irish people. ¹

7. Adjective. Pertaining to the Irish language. ¹

8. Adjective. (Derogatory) Nonsensical, daft or complex. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Medical Definition of Irish

1. Of or pertaining to Ireland or to its inhabitants; produced in Ireland. Irish elk. See Elk. Irish moss. The head of a sail tied up. Irish stew, meat, potatoes, and onions, cut in small pieces and stewed. Origin: AS. Risc, fr. Ras the Irish. Cf. Aryan, Erse. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

Irish Pictures

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Irish

iris frill
iris neoplasms
iris pigmented epithelium
iris pits
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irisate
irisated
irisates
irisating
irisation
irisations
iriscope
iriscopes
irised
irises
irish (current term)
irisin
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irislike
iritic
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iritis
iritis glaucomatosa
iritises
irk
irked
irking
irks
irksome
irksomely

Literary usage of Irish

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Readers' Guide to Periodical Literature by H.W. Wilson Company (1916)
"Nation 103:194 Ag 31 •16 Ways out of the irish labyrinth. DC Lath- bury. ... 11 House В 40:222-3 S '16 irish Modern irishman and the mere irishman. ..."

2. The Encyclopedia Americana: A Library of Universal Knowledge (1919)
"By 1905 thousands of books and pamphlets printed entirely in irish were produced annually, and, exclusive of prayer manuals and other religious works, ..."

3. Readers' Guide to Periodical Literature by Anna Lorraine Guthrie, Marion A. Knight, H.W. Wilson Company, Estella E. Painter (1920)
"Spec 122:586-7 My 10 49 ' American orí the irish question and American opinion. ... Spec 119: 438-9 О 27 '17 Real American view of the irish question Spec ..."

4. Publications by English Dialect Society (1850)
"The irish Roman Catholics of English origin vigorously assist Queen Elizabeth against their countrymen of the old irish race, for fear of being deprived of ..."

5. The Catholic Encyclopedia: An International Work of Reference on the by Charles George Herbermann, Edward Aloysius Pace, Condé Bénoist Pallen, Thomas Joseph Shahan, John Joseph Wynne (1913)
"Brehon law is the usual term for irish native law, as administered in Ireland down to almost the middle of the seventeenth century, and in fact amongst the ..."

6. Readers' Guide to Periodical Literature by H.W. Wilson Company (1916)
"Nation 103:194 Ag 31 •16 Ways out of the irish labyrinth. DC Lath- bury. ... 11 House В 40:222-3 S '16 irish Modern irishman and the mere irishman. ..."

7. The Encyclopedia Americana: A Library of Universal Knowledge (1919)
"By 1905 thousands of books and pamphlets printed entirely in irish were produced annually, and, exclusive of prayer manuals and other religious works, ..."

8. Readers' Guide to Periodical Literature by Anna Lorraine Guthrie, Marion A. Knight, H.W. Wilson Company, Estella E. Painter (1920)
"Spec 122:586-7 My 10 49 ' American orí the irish question and American opinion. ... Spec 119: 438-9 О 27 '17 Real American view of the irish question Spec ..."

9. Publications by English Dialect Society (1850)
"The irish Roman Catholics of English origin vigorously assist Queen Elizabeth against their countrymen of the old irish race, for fear of being deprived of ..."

10. The Catholic Encyclopedia: An International Work of Reference on the by Charles George Herbermann, Edward Aloysius Pace, Condé Bénoist Pallen, Thomas Joseph Shahan, John Joseph Wynne (1913)
"Brehon law is the usual term for irish native law, as administered in Ireland down to almost the middle of the seventeenth century, and in fact amongst the ..."

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