Definitions for CELTsɛlt

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary


  1. a prehistoric ax of stone or metal without perforations or grooves, for hafting.

    Category: Archaeology

Origin of celt:

1705–15; < LL *celtis chisel

Celtkɛlt, sɛlt(n.)

also Kelt, 2

  1. a member of any of a group of Indo-European peoples inhabiting the British Isles and large areas of W and central Europe in antiquity.

    Category: Peoples

  2. a member of any of several modern peoples descended from the ancient Celts and speaking Celtic languages, including the Irish, Scots of the Scottish Highlands and Hebrides, Welsh, and Bretons.

    Category: Peoples

Origin of Celt:

1695–1705; < L Celtae (pl.) < Gk Keltoí

Princeton's WordNet

  1. Celt, Kelt(noun)

    a member of a European people who once occupied Britain and Spain and Gaul prior to Roman times


  1. Celt(ProperNoun)

    the ancient peoples of Western Europe, called by the Romans Celtu00E6

  2. Celt(ProperNoun)

    the modern speakers of Celtic languages

  3. celt(Noun)

    a prehistoric chisel-bladed tool

  4. Origin: From Latin celtis ‘chisel’.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Celt(noun)

    one of an ancient race of people, who formerly inhabited a great part of Central and Western Europe, and whose descendants at the present day occupy Ireland, Wales, the Highlands of Scotland, and the northern shores of France

  2. Celt(noun)

    a weapon or implement of stone or metal, found in the tumuli, or barrows, of the early Celtic nations


  1. Celts

    The Celts were an ethnolinguistic group of tribal societies in Iron Age and Medieval Europe who spoke Celtic languages and had a similar culture, although the relationship between the ethnic, linguistic and cultural elements remains uncertain and controversial. The exact geographic spread of the ancient Celts is also disputed; in particular, whether the Iron Age inhabitants of Britain and Ireland should be regarded as Celts has become a subject of controversy. The earliest archaeological culture that may justifiably be considered Proto-Celtic is the Late Bronze Age Urnfield culture of Central Europe, which flourished from around 1200 BC. Their fully Celtic descendants in central Europe were the people of the Iron Age Hallstatt culture named for the rich grave finds in Hallstatt, Austria. By the later La Tène period, this Celtic culture had expanded by diffusion or migration to the British Isles, France and The Low Countries, Bohemia, Poland and much of Central Europe, the Iberian Peninsula and northern Italy and, following the Gallic invasion of the Balkans in 279 BC, as far east as central Anatolia.

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to make higher

If you paint your flat, that will raise the value of it considerably; We'll raise that wall about 20 centimetres.

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