airt

noun
\ ˈārt How to pronounce airt (audio) , ˈert \

Definition of airt

 (Entry 1 of 2)

chiefly Scotland
: compass point : direction

airt

verb
airted; airting; airts

Definition of airt (Entry 2 of 2)

transitive verb

chiefly Scotland

First Known Use of airt

Noun

15th century, in the meaning defined above

Verb

circa 1782, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for airt

Noun

Middle English (Scots) art, from Scottish Gaelic àirt

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The first known use of airt was in the 15th century

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Cite this Entry

“Airt.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/airt?pronunciation&lang=en_us&dir=a&file=airt0001. Accessed 15 December 2019.

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