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  1. a male given name: from a Hebrew word meaning “watchful.”
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  • Epaphroditus had seen Iras still occupied in arranging Cleopatra's ornaments.

  • "Nor the love and service of Iras," was the answering assurance.

  • Iras saw it, and after Barine had answered her question, "Dion's child?"

  • Iras's reply was merely a contemptuous shrug of the shoulders.

  • She had chosen a pleasanter room for the interview than the one Iras had selected.

British Dictionary definitions for iras


abbreviation for
  1. Infrared Astronomical Satellite, a pioneering international earth-orbiting satellite that during 1983 made an all-sky survey at infrared wavelengths
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abbreviation for
  1. Irish Republican Army
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Word Origin and History for iras


masc. proper name, from Hebrew, literally "watchful," from stem of 'ur "to awake, to rouse oneself."

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