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Ida

[ahy-duh]
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  1. Mount, a mountain in W Turkey, in NW Asia Minor, SE of ancient Troy. 5810 feet (1771 meters).Turkish Kaz·da·ği [kahz-dah-gee; Turkish kahz-dah-uh] /ˌkɑz dɑˈgi; Turkish ˌkɑz dɑˈʌ/.
  2. Modern name Mount Psi·lo·ri·ti [Greek psee-law-ree-tee] /Greek ˌpsi lɔˈri ti/. the highest mountain in Crete. 8058 feet (2456 meters).
  3. a female given name: from a Germanic word meaning “happy.”
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IDA

  1. International Development Association.
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-ida

Zoology.
  1. a suffix of the names of orders and classes: Arachnida.
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Origin of -ida

< New Latin, taken as neuter plural of Latin -idēs offspring of < Greek; see -id1

Ida.

  1. Idaho.
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  • Evelyn received her letter from Ida Ward before I received this.

  • Ida has gone to warn her now in case she tries to blackmail you.

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    Stanley Portal Hyatt

  • By the way, did I tell you that Ida had taken a house in town?

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    Stanley Portal Hyatt

  • "I do hope Ida manages to frighten her away before Jimmy gets there," she said.

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    Stanley Portal Hyatt

  • Neither Ida nor May seemed to have any suspicions, so far as he could judge from their letters.

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British Dictionary definitions for ida

Ida

noun Mount Ida
  1. a mountain in central Crete: the highest on the island; in ancient times associated with the worship of Zeus. Height: 2456 m (8057 ft)Modern Greek name: Idhi
  2. a mountain in NW Turkey, southeast of the site of ancient Troy. Height: 1767 m (5797 ft)Turkish name: Kaz Daği
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IDA

abbreviation for
  1. International Development Association
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Ida.

abbreviation for
  1. Idaho
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Word Origin and History for ida

Ida

fem. proper name, from Medieval Latin, from Old High German Ida, perhaps related to Old Norse "work."

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