What does ayr mean?

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ɛərayr

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Ayrnoun

    a port in southwestern Scotland

Wiktionary

  1. ayrnoun

    father

  2. ayrnoun

    (Esp. when referring to the form of music.)

  3. Ayrnoun

    A town in Ayrshire, Scotland

  4. Etymology: From the Manx.

Wikipedia

  1. Ayr

    Ayr (; Scots: Ayr; Scottish Gaelic: Inbhir Àir, "Mouth of the River Ayr") is a town situated on the southwest coast of Scotland. It is the administrative centre of the South Ayrshire council area and the historic county town of Ayrshire. With a population of 46,982 Ayr is the 16th largest settlement in Scotland and second largest town in Ayrshire by population. The town is contiguous with the smaller town of Prestwick to the north. Ayr was established as a Royal Burgh in 1205 and is the county town of Ayrshire. It served as Ayrshire's central marketplace and harbour throughout the Medieval Period and was a well-known port during the Early Modern Period.On the southern bank of the River Ayr sits the ramparts of a citadel constructed by Oliver Cromwell's men during the mid-17th century. Towards the south of the town is the birthplace of Scottish poet Robert Burns in the suburb of Alloway. Ayr has been a popular tourist resort since the expansion of the railway in 1840 owing to the town's fine beach and its links to golfing and Robert Burns. Ayr is one of the largest retail centres in the south of Scotland and was recognised as the second healthiest town centre in the United Kingdom by the Royal Society for Public Health in 2014. Ayr has hosted the Scottish Grand National horseracing steeplechase annually since 1965 and the Scottish International Airshow annually since 2014. The town also accommodates the headquarters of the Ayr Advertiser and Ayrshire Post newspapers.

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  1. ayr

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Wikidata

  1. Ayr

    Ayr is a former Royal Burgh in Ayrshire, Scotland. Ayr was the county town of the wider county of Ayrshire until 1975. Ayr is now the administrative centre of South Ayrshire council area, which is the unitary local authority.

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Ayr

    the county town of Ayrshire, at the mouth of a river of the same name, a clean, ancient town, its charter, granted by William the Lion, dating from 1200; well built, with elegant villas in the suburbs, a good harbour and docks for shipping; famous in early Scottish history, and doubly so among Scottish towns as the birthplace near it of Robert Burns.

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. ayr

    An open sea-beach, and also a bank of sand. (See AIRE.) The mediæval term for oar.

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Anagrams for ayr »

  1. ray

  2. Ray

  3. ra'y

  4. γ-ray

  5. yar

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of ayr in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of ayr in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

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