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From 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.

From 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]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      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,
      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,

From Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary :

     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).

From Hitchcock's Bible Names Dictionary (late 1800's) :

  Ira, watchman; making bare; pouring out

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