- a male given name: from a Hebrew word meaning “watchful.”
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So we came up with another solution: IRAs, 401(k)s and similar "defined contribution" plans.Sorry, Folks: One Way or the Other, You'll Never Be Able to Completely Count on Retirement
March 15, 2013
Five years ago, in 2004, the IRS granted the MF the right to be a nonbank custodian of IRAs.The Bag Lady Papers, Part VII
May 7, 2009
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.
- Infrared Astronomical Satellite, a pioneering international earth-orbiting satellite that during 1983 made an all-sky survey at infrared wavelengths
- 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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