Definition of fáilte in English:

fáilte

exclamation

Scottish, Irish
  • Welcome.

    • ‘Céad mile failte everyone to my page, hope you enjoy your visit here.’
    • ‘Céad Míle Fáilte, my friends!’

noun

Scottish, Irish
  • An act or instance of welcoming someone.

    • ‘One received a céad míle fáilte, which wrapped you in the warmth of heartfelt friendship.’
    • ‘The best of luck to all of the local athletes taking part in the Special Olympics and also fáilte to all of the Slovenian athletes!’
    • ‘Fergus says there will be a huge céad míle fáilte for all.’
    • ‘But as Brendan Leahy of ITIC acknowledges, the céad mile fáilte is faltering in a more materialistic, time-poor society.’
    • ‘Ionad Deirbhile Heritage Centre extends a céad míle fáilte to all our visitors and hope they have a pleasant stay among us.’
    • ‘A céad míle fáilte is extended to individuals and families to assemble at the Millennium Bridge at 3pm for an afternoon walk filled with information on the history, fauna and flora of the area.’
    • ‘The parents who travelled with the boys and girls in the band said that the red carpet was laid down and they received a céad míle fáilte - French style.’
    • ‘The owners, Michael and Brenda Cahill, extend a céad míle fáilte to all their friends and customers for this unique event, which kicks off at 8 pm.’
    • ‘The community is united in extending a hearty céad míle fáilte to Fr Michael Fleming, our new parish priest.’
    • ‘Their host Louis Ó Coileáin had a huge cead míle fáilte for them.’
    • ‘Tommy and Ann laid on the céad míle fáilte in style for the couple - who also were friends of Mattie Brennan of Neary's Bar, New York and the ‘Click’ Brennan family, Tubbercurry and New York.’
    • ‘There will be a low-key welcome for the team and their coaches when they arrive on Saturday evening, with the long journey precluding any more energetic fáilte.’
    • ‘The Irish welcome of céad mile fáilte would not be understood in the seat of European power because the Irish language is not an official recognised European language.’
    • ‘The very able and capable M.C., Mr. Padraig Gavin, extended a céad míle fáilte to the huge gathering with a special welcome for all the distinguished guests and visitors.’
    • ‘A céad mile fáilte is extended to the Moldovan athletes to Scartaglin, and we hope they enjoy their visit to our parish.’
    • ‘Tullow is all set to extend a huge céad mile fáilte to the Bolivian Special Olympics team set to arrive in the town this Sunday.’
    • ‘The Grand Draw function in the Great Western Hotel promises to be a great night and there's a céad mile fáilte to all to attend and partake in the excitement.’
    • ‘Unfortunately, for tens of thousands of arrivals who are unfamiliar with some of our 19th and early 20 th-century licensing laws, the absence of a céad mile fáilte in Irish pubs and restaurants comes as a shock.’
    • ‘Admission is free and a céad míle fáilte awaits one and all.’
    • ‘We extend a céad míle fáilte to you all and know that you will enjoy the time spent with your family and friends.’
    greeting, salutation, hail, welcoming
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Origin

Irish.

Pronunciation

fáilte

/ˈfɑːlʲtʲə//ˈfɑːltə/