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 (ī′də), Mount
A peak, 2,456 m (8,058 ft) high, of central Crete. It is the highest elevation on the island and in ancient times was closely associated with the worship of Zeus.


1. (Placename) a mountain in central Crete: the highest on the island; in ancient times associated with the worship of Zeus. Height: 2456 m (8057 ft). Modern Greek name: Idhi
2. (Placename) a mountain in NW Turkey, southeast of the site of ancient Troy. Height: 1767 m (5797 ft). Turkish name: Kaz Daği


abbreviation for
(Government, Politics & Diplomacy) International Development Association


(ˈaɪ də)

n. Mount,
1. Turkish, Kazdagi. a mountain in W Turkey, in NW Asia Minor, SE of ancient Troy. 5810 ft. (1771 m).
2. the highest mountain in Crete. 8058 ft. (2456 m).
I•dae•an (aɪˈdi ən) adj.


a suffix of the names of zoological orders and classes: Arachnida.
[< New Latin, taken as neuter pl. of Latin -idēs offspring of < Greek; see -id1]


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Noun1.IDA - an agency of the United Nations affiliated with the World Bank
UN agency, United Nations agency - an agency of the United Nations


N ABBR =International Development AssociationAIF f
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Walker and his two fair daughters, Clara and Ida, and hither also, champions of the lawn, came the short-skirted, muscular widow and her athletic nephew.
The great scales of Fate had been held on a level for him; for where in all great London could one find two sweeter girls, more loving, more intelligent, and more sympathetic than Clara and Ida Walker?
The girls were dressed alike in dark skirts, with light pink tennis blouses and pink bands on their straw hats, so that as they stood with the soft red of the setting sun tinging their faces, Clara, demure and quiet, Ida, mischievous and daring, it was a group which might have pleased the eye of a more exacting critic than the old sailor.
Charles Westmacott had ceased to knock the tennis balls about, and was chatting with Clara Walker, while Ida and Harold Denver were still talking by the railing with little outbursts of laughter.
Through their veil Archer caught the glint of the Lime Rock, with its white-washed turret and the tiny house in which the heroic light-house keeper, Ida Lewis, was living her last venerable years.
It slid before the Lime Rock, blotted out Ida Lewis's little house, and passed across the turret in which the light was hung.
The Dardanians were led by brave Aeneas, whom Venus bore to Anchises, when she, goddess though she was, had lain with him upon the mountain slopes of Ida.
Ida, men of substance, who drink the limpid waters of the Aesepus, and are of Trojan blood--these were led by Pandarus son of Lycaon, whom Apollo had taught to use the bow.
IDAs triple-A credit rating is not only historic for IDA, it also pioneers a new model for financing sustainable development in the poorest countries, said World Bank Vice President and Treasurer, Arunma Oteh.
30) AFIA IDAs are federally funded and "must be matched by approved nonprofit organizations, dollar for dollar, with other non-federal funds.
IDAs are savings accounts, the resources in which can be used only for limited purposes: First-time homebuying, post-secondary education, job training, and small business-related expenses are uses typically allowed by the programs.
Thus, there is some reason to believe that IDAs can make a difference.