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IRA

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does IRA mean? 

IRA (noun)
  The noun IRA has 3 senses:

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
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
3. belligerence aroused by a real or supposed wrong (personified as one of the deadly sins)

  Familiarity information: IRA used as a noun is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


IRA (noun)


Sense 1IRA [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

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

Classified under:

Nouns denoting groupings of people or objects

Synonyms:

IRA; Irish Republican Army; Provisional IRA; Provisional Irish Republican Army; Provos

Instance hypernyms:

foreign terrorist organization; FTO; terrorist group; terrorist organization (a political movement that uses terror as a weapon to achieve its goals)

Meronyms (parts of "IRA"):

Sinn Fein (an Irish republican political movement founded in 1905 to promote independence from England and unification of Ireland; became the political branch of the Irish Republican Army)

Domain category:

act of terrorism; terrorism; terrorist act (the calculated use of violence (or threat of violence) against civilians in order to attain goals that are political or religious or ideological in nature; this is done through intimidation or coercion or instilling fear)

Domain region:

Eire; Ireland; Irish Free State (a republic consisting of 26 of 32 counties comprising the island of Ireland; achieved independence from the United Kingdom in 1921)


Sense 2IRA [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

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

Classified under:

Nouns denoting cognitive processes and contents

Synonyms:

individual retirement account; IRA

Hypernyms ("IRA" is a kind of...):

pension account; pension plan; retirement account; retirement plan; retirement program; retirement savings account; retirement savings plan (a plan for setting aside money to be spent after retirement)


Sense 3ira [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Belligerence aroused by a real or supposed wrong (personified as one of the deadly sins)

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Synonyms:

ire; wrath; anger; ira

Hypernyms ("ira" is a kind of...):

deadly sin; mortal sin (an unpardonable sin entailing a total loss of grace)


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