Ira

[ahy-ruh]
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noun

a male given name: from a Hebrew word meaning “watchful.”

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British Dictionary definitions for iras

IRAS

abbreviation for

Infrared Astronomical Satellite, a pioneering international earth-orbiting satellite that during 1983 made an all-sky survey at infrared wavelengths

IRA

abbreviation for

Irish Republican Army
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Word Origin and History for iras

Ira

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

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