(I*ra"ni*an) a. Of or pertaining to Iran. n. A native of Iran; also, the Iranian or Persian language,
a division of the Aryan family of languages.
(I*ran"ic) a. Iranian.
(I*ras`ci*bil"i*ty) n. [Cf. F. irascibilité.] The quality or state of being irascible; irritability of
(I*ras"ci*ble) a. [L. irascibilis, fr. irasci to be angry, ira anger: cf. F. irascible. See Ire.] Prone
to anger; easily provoked or inflamed to anger; choleric; irritable; as, an irascible man; an irascible temper
or mood. I*ras"ci*ble*ness, n. I*ras"ci*bly, adv.
(I*rate") a. [L. iratus, fr. irasci to be angry. See Ire.] Angry; incensed; enraged. [Recent]
The irate colonel . . . stood speechless.Thackeray.
Mr. Jaggers suddenly became most irate.Dickens.
(Ire) n. [F., fr. L. ira.] Anger; wrath. [Poet.]
Syn. Anger; passion; rage; fury. See Anger.
(Ire"ful) a. Full of ire; angry; wroth. "The ireful bastard Orleans." Shak. Ire"ful*ly, adv.
(Ire"ful*ness), n. Wrathfulness. Wyclif.
(I"re*narch) n. [L. irenarcha, irenarches, Gr. peace + to rule.] (Gr. Antiq.) An officer in the
Greek empire having functions corresponding to those of a justice of the peace. [Written also eirenarch.]
(I*ren"ic I*ren"ic*al) a. Fitted or designed to promote peace; pacific; conciliatory; peaceful. Bp.
(||I*ren"i*con) n. [NL., from Gr. peaceful, fr. peace.] A proposition or device for securing peace,
especially in the church. South.
(I*ren"ics) n. (Eccl.) That branch of Christian science which treats of the methods of securing
unity among Christians or harmony and union among the churches; called also Irenical theology.
(Ire"stone`) n. (Mining) Any very hard rock.
(I"ri*an) a. Of or pertaining to the iris. "Irian nerves." Dunglison.
(I"ri*cism) n. Irishism. [R.] Jeffrey.
(Ir`i*da"ceous I*rid"e*ous) a. [From NL. Iris, Iridis, the Iris.] (Bot.) Pertaining to, or resembling,
a large natural order of endogenous plants which includes the genera Iris, Ixia, Crocus, Gladiolus,
and many others.
(I"ri*dal) a. [L. iris, iridis, rainbow. See Iris.] Of or pertaining to the iris or rainbow; prismatic; as,
the iridal colors. Whewell.
(Ir`i*dec"to*my) n. [Gr. iris + cutting out; out + te`mnein to cut.] (Surg.) The act or process
of cutting out a portion of the iris in order to form an artificial pupil.
(Ir`i*des"cence) n. [See Iridescent.] Exhibition of colors like those of the rainbow; the quality
or state of being iridescent; a prismatic play of color; as, the iridescence of mother-of-pearl.