[ ahy-duh ]

  1. Mount, a mountain in W Turkey, in NW Asia Minor, SE of ancient Troy. 5,810 feet (1,771 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. 8,058 feet (2,456 meters).

  1. a female given name: from a Germanic word meaning “happy.”

Other definitions for IDA (2 of 4)


  1. International Development Association.

Other definitions for -ida (3 of 4)


  1. a suffix of the names of orders and classes: Arachnida.

Origin of -ida

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

Other definitions for Ida. (4 of 4)


  1. Idaho. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use Ida in a sentence

  • It is noteworthy that her two daughters were legitimatized, their names were Ida and Maud.

  • With him he had brought his daughter and three of her English friends, for Ida had desired to show them the capital.

    The Gold Trail | Harold Bindloss
  • Ida Stirling made no direct reply to this, but, as she found afterward, the scene had fixed itself on her memory.

    The Gold Trail | Harold Bindloss
  • He did not know that Ida Stirling, who had watched him closely when Kinnaird addressed him, had now fixed her eyes on him again.

    The Gold Trail | Harold Bindloss
  • Her daughter got out her sketch-book, and sitting down among the boulders bade Ida summon Weston.

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British Dictionary definitions for Ida (1 of 3)


/ (ˈaɪdə) /

nounMount 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

British Dictionary definitions for IDA (2 of 3)


abbreviation for
  1. International Development Association

British Dictionary definitions for Ida. (3 of 3)


abbreviation for
  1. Idaho

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