Associations to the word «Ira»


IRA, proper noun. A captain of King David, a minor figure in the Bible mentioned in 2 Samuel 20:26.
IRA, proper noun. A male given name, mostly of American usage.
IRA, proper noun. A town in New York.
IRA, proper noun. A town in Vermont.
IRA, proper noun. A female given name

Dictionary definition

IRA, noun. A militant organization of Irish nationalists who used terrorism and guerilla warfare in an effort to drive British forces from Northern Ireland and achieve a united independent Ireland.
IRA, noun. A retirement plan that allows you to contribute a limited yearly sum toward your retirement; taxes on the interest earned in the account are deferred.
IRA, noun. Belligerence aroused by a real or supposed wrong (personified as one of the deadly sins).

Wise words

Words are always getting conventionalized to some secondary meaning. It is one of the works of poetry to take the truants in custody and bring them back to their right senses.
William Butler Yeats