Definition of Irish in English:
1Relating to Ireland, its people, or the Celtic language traditionally and historically spoken there.
- Either way, all Irish people spoken to yesterday were affected in some way by the atrocities.
- Even more urgent was the need to find a response to Irish demands for independence.
- The Irish criticism of the British position is not as strong as that of other countries.
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1 (also Irish Gaelic) The Celtic language of Ireland.
- Microsoft Office programmes such as Word and Excel will also be translated into Irish.
- Irish is quite a different language and we require key documents translated into Irish.
- Such an arrangement would address the practical modalities of translation for Irish.
2 (as plural noun the Irish) The people of Ireland; Irish people collectively.
- A similar strategy was also employed against England's other national enemy, the Irish.
- It also aided their hopes of assimilating the Irish in Scottish society and extending their own influence.
- Traditionally, the British are great actors, as are the Scottish and the Irish.
- Example sentences
- John Hume's brain wave of issuing a certificate of Irishness to the millions of people around the world who claim Irish descent - at a price of course - is pretty ingenious.
- The fact that ‘we’ were in their country for a few hundred years might be considered a good reason to be thoroughly well acquainted with ‘what Irishness is’.
- And, in this regard, Harry believed that his Irishness was a help in befriending the Nigerians as it did not carry with it the colonial baggage of the former rulers.
Definition of Irish in:
- US English dictionary