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NOUN (3)

1. 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;
[syn: Irish Republican Army, IRA, Provisional Irish Republican Army, Provisional IRA, Provos]

2. 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;
[syn: individual retirement account, IRA]

3. belligerence aroused by a real or supposed wrong (personified as one of the deadly sins);
[syn: wrath, anger, ire, ira]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

IRA \IRA\ n. (Finance) individual retirement account; -- a special type of savings account allowed by law to provide deferred taxation of the interest paid. [U.S., acronym] Syn: individual retirement account. [PJC]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

IRA \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 sponsoring terrorist activities such as bombings and the killings of police, British soldiers, and Unionist sympathizers in Northern Ireland. [Acronym] [PJC]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

IRA n 1: 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 [syn: Irish Republican Army, IRA, Provisional Irish Republican Army, Provisional IRA, Provos] 2: 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 [syn: individual retirement account, IRA] 3: belligerence aroused by a real or supposed wrong (personified as one of the deadly sins) [syn: wrath, anger, ire, ira]
Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary:

Ira citizen; wakeful. (1.) A Tekoite, one of David's thirty warriors (2 Sam. 23:26). (2.) An Ithrite, also one of David's heroes (2 Sam. 23:38). (3.) A Jairite and priest, a royal chaplain (2 Sam. 20:26) or confidential adviser (comp. 2 Sam. 8:18; 1 Chr. 18:17).
Hitchcock's Bible Names Dictionary (late 1800's):

Ira, watchman; making bare; pouring out