What does the word ire mean?

Usage examples for ire

  1. From the coming anguish and ire? – The Complete Poetical Works of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
  2. " Because thy sovereign pleasure doth require " That death alone must satisfy thine ire, " O spare us for thy dying prophet's sake, " Nor let us perish for the life we take; " If we are wrong, his lot was thy decree, " And thou hast done as it seem'd best to thee." – The Poems of Philip Freneau, Volume I (of III) by Philip Freneau
  3. Against such a wild- hitting madness, or concentrated ire of the superior Powers, Sir Purcell stood up, taking blow upon blow. – The Complete Project Gutenberg Works of George Meredith by George Meredith