Ire or IRE may refer to:
An IRE is a unit used in the measurement of composite video signals. Its name is derived from the initials of the Institute of Radio Engineers.
A value of 100 IRE was originally defined to be the range from black to white in a video signal. A value of 0 IRE corresponds to the voltage value of the signal during the blanking period. The sync pulse is normally 40 IRE below this 0 IRE value, so the total range covered from peak to trough of an all white signal would be 140 IRE.
The reason IRE is a relative measurement (percent) is because a video signal may be any amplitude. This unit is used in the ITU-R BT.470 which defines PAL, NTSC and SECAM.
Ire is the fifth studio album by Australian metalcore band Parkway Drive. The album was released on 25 September 2015, through Resist Records and Epitaph Records, and was streamed online on 20 September. It has been described (by both the band and reviewers) as changing the band's established metalcore style in favour of new heavy metal influences.
Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
c.1300, from Old French ire "anger, wrath, violence" (11c.), from Latin ira "anger, wrath, rage, passion," from PIE root *eis- (1), forming various words denoting "passion" cognates: Greek hieros "filled with the divine, holy," oistros "gadfly," originally "thing causing madness;" Sanskrit esati "drives on," yasati "boils;" Avestan aesma "anger;" Lithuanian aistra "violent passion").\n
\nOld English irre in a similar sense is from an adjective irre "wandering, straying, angry," cognate with Old Saxon irri "angry," Old High German irri "wandering, deranged," also "angry;" Gothic airzeis "astray," and Latin errare "wander, go astray, angry" (see err (v.)).\n\n\n(cognates: Avestan aešma- "anger," Lithuanian aistra "violent passion," Latin ira "anger")
Etymology 1 n. (context Now chiefly dialectal English) iron. Etymology 2
n. (context literary poetic English) Great anger; wrath; keen resentment. vb. (context transitive English) To anger; to fret; to irritate.
The Collaborative International Dictionary
Ire \Ire\, n. [F., fr. L. ira.] Anger; wrath. [Poet.]
Syn: Anger; passion; rage; fury. See Anger.
Usage examples of "ire".
With no thought to the ire I was sure to raise in His Deadliness, I boldly stepped up to the Dark Lords.
When Korik, Sill, and Doar were defeated by the Illearth Stone and Ravers, they vindicated the ire of the Ramen.
Korik and Sill and Doar lay in this, that they allowed their ire at the destruction of the Unhomed to sway them.
Zink and Jama and Potipher, bullies and troublemakers, who had caused ire in the centaur camp.
As owner of the Runt, as the boys had dubbed Prince vo Plume, Eliste ruer ired special attention.
Then they understanding the whole matter, endeavoured to mitigate the ire of Venus in this sort : What is the cause Madam, or how hath your son so offended, that you shold so greatly accuse his love, and blame him by reason that he is amorous?
Beware from ire that in thy bosom sleeps, Ware from the serpent, that so slily creeps Under the grass, and stingeth subtilly.
I was sure she would cancel my voucher on the spot, but she merely glared at me, then turned her ire on two girls who giggled.
Malcolm chose to express his ire with a mournful, rather accusatory whine.
There was a hopeful feeling that if Ambrosia was lucky, Ireta would continue the streak.
The members of session were highly offended that any member of the church should have so far misregarded his pastor and provoked him to ire, and therefore ordered him to be cited to appear before them the following day.
He said he was looking for an eighteenth-century lowboy and one or two Louis XVI pieces, a secreta ire in particular, and a Louis XV commode.
Thomas, and the shores of the Charwell,--the bargees, and butchers, and labourers, and scum of the suburbians: a huge conglomerated mass of thick sculls, and broad backs, and strengthy arms, and sturdy legs, and throats bawling for revenge, and hearts bursting with wrathful ire, rendered still more frantic and desperate by the magic influence of their accustomed war-whoop.
How are we to account for the wholesale transvaluation of values that came after the Civil War, the transfer of ire from the Old Adam to the happy rascal across the street, the sinister rise of a new Inquisition in the midst of a growing luxury that even the Puritans themselves succumbed to?
Still, Adams was determined not to let personal ire stand in the way of his duty regarding the work at hand.