- The definition of ire is anger.
An example of ire is how someone feels after finding out a friend lied to them.
Origin of ireOld French ; from Classical Latin ira ; from Indo-European base an unverified form eis-, to move quickly, violently from source Classical Greek oima, stormy attack, Old Norse eisa, to rush on
Origin of ireMiddle English, from Old French, from Latin īra; see eis- in Indo-European roots.
- (Now chiefly dialectal) Iron.
- The cruel ire, red as any gleed. — Chaucer.
(third-person singular simple present ires, present participle iring, simple past and past participle ired)
From Middle English ire, from Old French ire (“ire”), from Latin ira (“wrath, rage”), from Proto-Indo-European *eis- (“to fall upon, act sharply”) (compare Old English ofost (“haste, zeal”), Old Norse eisa (“to race forward”), Ancient Greek ἱερός (hierós, “supernatural, holy”), οἶστρος (oĩstros, “frenzy; gadfly”), Avestan aesma 'anger', Sanskrit eṣati 'it drives on').