follow Dictionary.com

Dictionary.com's Word of the Year is...

airt

[airt; Scot. eyrt] /ɛərt; Scot. eɪrt/
noun
1.
a direction.
verb (used with object)
2.
to point out the way; direct; guide.
Also, airth [airth Scot. eyrth] /ɛərθ Scot. eɪrθ/ (Show IPA).
Origin
late Middle English
1400-1450
1400-50; late Middle English (Scots) a(i)rt < Scots Gaelic àird point, quarter of the compass; cognate with Greek árdis arrowhead. The borrowing of Scots airt from Scots Gaelic àird is exact since Scots Gaelic d is totally voiceless and àird sounds like English arch
Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
Cite This Source
British Dictionary definitions for airts

airt

/ɛət; Scottish ert/
noun
1.
(Scot) a direction or point of the compass, esp the direction of the wind; quarter; region
Word Origin
C14: from Scots Gaelic aird point of the compass, height
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
© William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Cite This Source

Word of the Day

Word Value for airts

5
5
Scrabble Words With Friends

Quotes with airts

Nearby words for airts