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Noun ira has 3 senses
  1. Irish Republican Army, IRA, Provisional Irish Republican Army, Provisional IRA, Provos - a militant organization of Irish nationalists who used terrorism and guerilla warfare in an effort to drive British forces from Northern Ireland and achieve a united independent Ireland
    --1 is a kind of terrorist organization, terrorist group, foreign terrorist organization, FTO
    --1 has parts: Sinn Fein
  2. individual retirement account, IRA - a self-funded retirement plan that allows you to contribute a limited yearly sum toward your retirement; taxes on the interest earned in the account are deferred
    --2 is a kind of pension plan, pension account, retirement plan, retirement savings plan, retirement savings account, retirement account, retirement program
  3. wrath, anger, ire, ira - belligerence aroused by a real or supposed wrong (personified as one of the deadly sins)
    --3 is a kind of mortal sin, deadly sin
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