IN FOCLÓIR GAEILGE—BÉARLA
airde1. 1. f. (gs. ~).(a) Height. ~ an chrainn, an chnoic, the height of the tree, of the hill. Fiche troigh ar ~, twenty feet in height. Ó bhí an ~ sin ionam, since I was that high. Tá an bheirt acu ar aon ~, they are both the same height. Tá sé in ~ crainn, he is as tall as a tree. Fear de d’~, a man of your inches. S.a. cabhail 2, marc 2(a).(b) Altitude. ~ na gréine, the altitude of the sun. (c) Level. ~ an uisce sa loch, sa bhairille, the level of the water in the lake, in the barrel. (d)Mus: Pitch. (e)An ~, people in high places; the nobility. 2. gsf. & comp. of ard2.
airde2. 1 :aird1,2. 2. Var. pl. of ard1.
IN FOCLÓIR GAEILGE—BÉARLA
Léim a thabhairt (in airde) san ~, to jump into the air.
Thuas, in airde, san ~, up in the air.
As ceithre hairde an domhain, na cruinne, from the four quarters of the earth.
As cúig hairde na hÉireann, from the five corners, from all parts, of Ireland.
Sna ceithre hairde (fichead), in all directions.
Lá sna naoi n-airde, once in a blue moon.
Tá siad ar ~ dath, ar ~ airde, le chéile, they are both the same colour, height.
ar muir, ar cíos, ar cosa in airde, on sea, rented, galloping. In qualified or particularized references it lenites, e.g.
Ar fad, ar leithead, ar airde, ar doimhneacht, ar tiús, in length, breadth, height, depth, thickness.
An luach is airde, the highest price.
An Té is Airde, the Most High.
Bheith bliain d’aois, troigh ar airde, slat ar fad, tonna meáchain, punt an chloch, to be a year old, a foot high, a yard long, a ton weight, a pound a stone.
In airde sa bhoimbéal, up in the rafters.
~ in airde é, knock it up.
Tá an teach in airde cabhlach, the house is wall-plate high.
~ in airde, toss-up; pitch and toss.
againn, agaibh, acu) Cé againn is airde? Which of us is the taller?
in airde é, keep it (standing) up.
Tá siad ~, ar ~, they are of equal height.
Airde an chompáis, the points of the compass.
Tá ~ orthu in airde ansin, it is dangerous for them to be up there.
In airde sna ~aí, up in the roof.
Ar a chroibh in airde, with his paws in the air, on his back.
~ suas, in airde, é, hang it up, on high.
Bhí (sé ar) a chrúibíní in airde, he was sprawling on his back; he was done for.
Chuach sí in airde a cuid gruaige, she rolled up her hair.
Dá airde an sliabh, however high the mountain.
Is airde d’orlach é, he is taller by an inch.
Tá do ~ airde ann, he is twice as tall as you.
Ní féidir a dhréim ar a airde, it is too high to climb.
~ in airde, prone; upside down.
~ trá, ~ airde, dulse washed up by tide.
~ in airde, high spirits, exuberance; airs, uppishness.
Tá ~ in airde ann, he puts on airs.
D’~ sé den talamh, in airde sa spéir, he rose off the ground, high in the sky.
Tá siad ag éirí thuas, in airde, orm, they are riding roughshod over me.
Dul in airde san fhirmimint, to ascend into the vault of heaven.
~ a chur in airde, to put up a notice.
Éirí in airde agus ~, uppishness and affectation.
In airde ar na, sna, fraitheacha, on top of the (side-) walls, between the wall and the roof.
Ag ~áil ar sodar, ar cosa in airde, going at a trot, at a gallop.
Airde ruda a ghlacadh, to take the height of sth.
~ do Dhia (in airde, sna harda), glory be to God (on high).
Bhí airde an dorais ann, he was as tall as the door.
Tá airde ag teacht iontu, they are getting very tall.
Is ~ na cnoic is airde sa tír ~, they are the highest hills in the country.
~ (chomh-airde), contour line.
Dul in ~ ar, to get up on, mount.
Tóg, caith, in ~ é, lift, throw, it up (on high).