abbr. Irish Republican Army.

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belligerence aroused by a real or supposed wrong (personified as one of the deadly sins)
Syn: ↑wrath, ↑anger, ↑ire
Derivationally related forms: ↑angry (for: ↑anger), ↑anger (for: ↑anger)
Hypernyms: ↑mortal sin, ↑deadly sin

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\\ˌī(ˌ)ärˈā also ˈīrə\ abbreviation or noun (-s)

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/uy"reuh/, n.
a male given name: from a Hebrew word meaning "watchful."

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Irish Republican Army

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IRA1 (no periods) or I.R.A.1,
Irish Republican Army (an association of Irish nationalists outlawed in 1931 that continues to operate, often by sabotage and other means, for a united Ireland to include the Irish Republic and Northern Ireland).
IRA2 (no periods),
International Reading Association.
IRA3 (no periods) or I.R.A.2 «Y ruh»,
Individual Retirement Account (a pension fund, into which a person deposits wages and defers paying tax on them or on the interest until withdrawals begin). IRA's are administered by banks, savings and loan associations, insurance companies, etc. The money in an IRA earns interest that is added to the account. »

Keogh…retirement accounts…are in many ways similar to IRAs but are available only to the self-employed (Chicago Tribune).

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(often ['īrə]) individual retirement account
Irish Republican Army

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/ˌaıˌɑɚˈeı/ noun, pl IRAs [count]
US : a special account in which you can save and invest money for your retirement without having to pay taxes on the money until a later time
IRA is an abbreviation of “individual retirement account.”
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Irish Republican Army

a representative of the IRA

an IRA attack

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IRA [IRA] [ˌaɪ ɑːr ˈeɪ] [ˌaɪ ɑːr ˈeɪ] abbreviation
the abbreviation for Irish Republican Army (an illegal organization which has fought for Northern Ireland to be united with the Republic of Ireland)
The IRA was formed in 1919, but became more active after 1968, when British soldiers began to be based permanently in Northern Ireland. During this period of ‘the Troubles ’, the IRA committed many acts of violence in Northern Ireland, England and other countries. In 1994 a ceasefire (= a period during which there is no fighting) was declared, which ended in 1996 but was declared again in 1997. In 2005 the IRA ordered an end to its armed campaign and announced that it had given up all weapons. The military part of the IRA is often referred to as the Provisional IRA (also called the ↑Provisionals or the Provos). ↑Sinn Fein is often called the ‘political wing of the IRA’.
See also INLA

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  • Ira — and similar may mean:AcronymsMost commonly*Irish Republican Army, which has existed in various forms since 1916 (see List of IRAs for details) **Since 1969, the Provisional Irish Republican Army has usually been referred to simply as the IRA… …   Wikipedia

  • IRA — 〈Abk. für engl.〉 Irish Republican Army * * * IRA [i:|ɛr |a:], die; : Irisch Republikanische Armee. * * * IRA   [englisch aɪɑː eɪ], Abkürzung für Irish Republican Army [ aɪrɪʃri pʌblɪkən ɑːmɪ], deutsch Irisch Republikanisch …   Universal-Lexikon

  • Ira — (lat.: Zorn) steht für: Ira (Vorname), sowohl männlicher als auch weiblicher Vorname Ira (Griechenland), Stadt in Messenien, altgriechisch Eira Ira (Iowa), Stadt in Iowa, Vereinigte Staaten Ira (New York), Stadt in New York, Vereinigte Staaten… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • IRA — /ˌī ˌär ā, ī rə/ n [i ndividual r etirement a ccount]: an account in which a person may deposit up to a stipulated amount each year and that is not taxable until retirement or early withdrawal ◇ Deposits to an IRA may not be completely or… …   Law dictionary

  • ira — ira·cund; ira·cun·di·ty; ira·de; ira·va; ira·ya; IRA; ira·ni; ira·ni·an; …   English syllables

  • ira — s.f. [lat. īra ]. 1. [sentimento, per lo più improvviso e violento, che può tradursi in parole concitate, atti rabbiosi e incontrollati: essere in preda all i. ] ▶◀ bile, collera, rabbia, stizza. ↑ furia, furore. ↓ irritazione. ◀▶ calma, mitezza …   Enciclopedia Italiana

  • ira — sustantivo femenino 1. Enfado muy violento: En un arrebato de ira pegó un puñetazo en la mesa. 2. (no contable) Sentimiento que causa un enfado grande: Las personas dominadas por la ira suelen reaccionar violentamente. 3. Uso/registro: literario …   Diccionario Salamanca de la Lengua Española

  • ira — (Del lat. ira). 1. f. Pasión del alma, que causa indignación y enojo. 2. Apetito o deseo de venganza. 3. Furia o violencia de los elementos. 4. Repetición de actos de saña, encono o venganza. descargar la ira en alguien. fr. Desfogarla contra él …   Diccionario de la lengua española

  • Ira — Cette page d’homonymie répertorie les différents sujets et articles partageant un même nom. {{{image}}}   Sigles d une seule lettre   Sigles de deux lettres > Sigles de trois lettres …   Wikipédia en Français

  • ira — Ira, Iray, Cerchez Aller. Il n en ira, il n en ira pas ainsi, Non, non sic futurum est. Je m en iray d avec toy, Ego abs te concessero …   Thresor de la langue françoyse

  • IRA — n. The Irish Republican Army, a group in Ireland with the primary goal of promoting the unification of Ireland and the severing of the political bond of Northern Ireland with Great Britain, of mostly secret membership, with a militant wing… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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