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Meaning of "cairn" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD CAIRN

From Gaelic carn.
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Etymology is the study of the origin of words and their changes in structure and significance.
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PRONUNCIATION OF CAIRN

cairn  [kɛən] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF CAIRN

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Cairn is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES CAIRN MEAN IN ENGLISH?

cairn

Cairn

A cairn is a man-made pile of stones. The word cairn comes from the Scottish Gaelic: càrn. Cairns are found all over the world in uplands, on moorland, on mountaintops, near waterways and on sea cliffs, and also in barren desert and tundra areas. They vary in size from small stone markers to entire artificial hills, and in complexity from loose, conical rock piles to delicately balanced sculptures and elaborate feats of megalithic engineering. Cairns may be painted or otherwise decorated, whether for increased visibility or for religious reasons. In modern times, cairns are often erected as landmarks, a use they have had since ancient times. Since prehistory, they have also been built as sepulchral monuments, or used for defensive, hunting, ceremonial, astronomical and other purposes.

Definition of cairn in the English dictionary

The definition of cairn in the dictionary is a mound of stones erected as a memorial or marker. Other definition of cairn is Also called: cairn terrier. a small rough-haired breed of terrier originally from Scotland.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH CAIRN


Auvergne
əʊˈvɛən
bairn
bɛən
moderne
məˈdɛən
Ygerne
iːˈɡɛən

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE CAIRN

cainogenesis
cainogenetic
cainogenetically
Cainozoic
Caipiroska
caird
Caird Coast
Cairene
cairn terrier
cairned
cairngorm
Cairngorm Mountains
Cairngorms
Cairns
cairny
Cairo
caisson
caisson disease

WORDS THAT END LIKE CAIRN

at every turn
born
Dornbirn
earn
eastern
firn
forfairn
girn
horn
learn
modern
northern
on the turn
pattern
pirn
porn
prn
return
southern
to a turn

Synonyms and antonyms of cairn in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «cairn» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF CAIRN

Find out the translation of cairn to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of cairn from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «cairn» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

mojón
570 millions of speakers

English

cairn
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

केयर्न
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

العلامة
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

пирамида
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

cairn
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

শিলাস্তূপ
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

cairn
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Cairn
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Steinhügel
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

ケルン
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

케른
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Cairn
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

mộ đá để kỷ niệm
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

காய்ர்ன்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

कॅमेरान
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

höyük
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

tumulo
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

kopiec
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

піраміда
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

cairn
30 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Greek

σωρός από πέτρες
15 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Afrikaans

stapel
14 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Swedish

röse
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

cairn
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of cairn

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «CAIRN»

The term «cairn» is quite widely used and occupies the 35.364 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «CAIRN» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about cairn

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «CAIRN»

Discover the use of cairn in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to cairn and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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The Cairn Terrier
Traces the history in Great Britain and other parts of the the world as well as giving expert advice about selection, maintenance, breeding, grooming and showing
Christine Carter, 1995
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Arctic Cairn Notes: Canoeists' Reflections on the ...
This book offers history and emotion; here is the feeling of the barrenlands canoeing experience. It will also serve as a useful reference for anyone planning, or dreaming of, their own northern trip.
David F. Pelly, 1997
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Cairn Terriers
In fact, several individuals who later judged the Cairn Terrier in the show ring recognized the breed as the same type of Highland terrier they had owned as pets during childhood. In the Show Ring By the 1860s, dog shows had become a  ...
Patricia F. Lehman, 2009
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Cairn Terrier
Helpful hints and important information are highlighted to provide easy access for the reader, making this guide one to be relied upon for years to come.
Robert Jamieson, 2004
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The New Complete Cairn Terrier
Traces the history of the terrier, describes breeding standards, and gives advice on feeding, housing, training, grooming, and showing a Cairn terrier
John T. Marvin, 1986
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Cairn Terrier: Hero of Oz
Contains real-life stories about the Cairn terrier as well as its history and relationship to the animal's current size, physical and mental characteristics, and suitability as a pet.
Duncan Searl, 2010
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The new Cairn terrier
Describes the breed's origin and offers tips on grooming, health care, nutrition, and training
Betty E. Marcum, 1995
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Santoka: grass and tree cairn
A failure as a student, businessman, employee, and husband, Santoka (1882-1940) wandered through Japan as a mendicant Zen monk for the last quarter of his life.
Santōka Taneda, 2002
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The Cairn Terrier - A Complete Anthology of the Dog -
These books are treasure troves of information about the breed - The physical points, temperaments, and special abilities are given; celebrated dogs are discussed and pictured; and the history of the breed and pedigrees of famous champions ...
Various, 2010
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The Complete Guide to Cairn Terriers
Ultimately, this guide will prepare you for the vast array of purchasing, adoption, training, healthcare, and expectation-related information that will confront you at one time or another.
Jesse J Higgins

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «CAIRN»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term cairn is used in the context of the following news items.
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Will Cairn India's merger with Vedanta face FIPB hurdle?
A file picture of Tom Albanese (left), CEO, Vedanta Ltd, and Mayank Ashar, CEO, Cairn India, announcing the merger between Vedanta Ltd and ... «Hindu Business Line, Jul 15»
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Zacks: Cairn Energy Plc Receives Average Recommendation of …
Cairn Energy Plc logo Shares of Cairn Energy Plc (NASDAQ:CRNCY) have received a consensus broker rating score of 2.20 (Buy) from the five analysts that ... «Dakota Financial News, Jul 15»
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Cairn Energy: 5 Year Transformation Results In New Full Cycle …
Cairn's (LONDON:CNE) transformation over the last five years has given birth to a new full-cycle E&P company, with two projects under ... «Investing.com, Jul 15»
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Go Walk: Maeve's Cairn, Knocknarea, Co Sligo
Time/Effort: two to three hours (including exploration), about 3km and about 200metres of climbing (NB please do not climb the cairn). «Irish Times, Jul 15»
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Cairn Energy PLC's "Reduce" Rating Reiterated at AlphaValue (CNE)
Cairn Energy PLC logo AlphaValue restated their reduce rating on shares of Cairn Energy PLC (LON:CNE) in a report released on Thursday, ... «WKRB News, Jul 15»
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Private car toll fees increase by 18pc on Hong Kong's Tate's Cairn
Tolls for cars using Tate's Cairn Tunnel will rise 18 per cent from New Year's Day - taking them to more than twice the level of two other tunnels ... «South China Morning Post, Jul 15»
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Analyst hails transformation of Cairn Energy
In a research note on the Edinburgh-based oil and gas firm, Kim Fustier at Edison Investment Research flagged up the fact Cairn is developing ... «Herald Scotland, Jul 15»
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Tate's Cairn Tunnel tolls to rise
The toll for Tate's Cairn Tunnel is to increase by an average of 11.9 percent on January 1, 2016. The hikes approved by the Executive Council ... «Hong Kong Standard, Jul 15»
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Cairn Energy PLC Stock Rating Reaffirmed by Canaccord Genuity …
Cairn Energy PLC logo Cairn Energy PLC (LON:CNE)'s stock had its “hold” rating reaffirmed by investment analysts at Canaccord Genuity in a ... «Dakota Financial News, Jul 15»
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Cairn India, Vedanta merger face more hurdles
The merger between Cairn India and Vedanta is facing more hurdles. CNBC-TV18 had first reported that LIC which holds over 9 percent stake ... «Moneycontrol.com, Jun 15»

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« EDUCALINGO. Cairn [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/cairn>. Apr 2020 ».
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