iras

Ira

[ahy-ruh]
noun
a male given name: from a hebrew word meaning “watchful.”
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World English Dictionary
IRA
 
abbreviation for
Irish Republican Army

IRAS
 
abbreviation for
Infrared Astronomical Satellite, a pioneering international earth-orbiting satellite that during 1983 made an all-sky survey at infrared wavelengths

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Etymonline
Word Origin & History

Ira
masc. proper name, from Heb., lit. "watchful," from stem of 'ur "to awake, to rouse oneself."
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Abbreviations & Acronyms
IRA
  1. individual retirement account

  2. Irish Republican Army

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Easton
Bible Dictionary

Ira definition


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).

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iras

U.S.-U.K.-Netherlands satellite launched in 1983 that was the first space observatory to map the entire sky at infrared wavelengths.

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