VA

(redirected from irons)
Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Medical, Legal, Idioms, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.
Related to irons: steam irons

VA

The two-character ISO 3166 country code for HOLY SEE (VATICAN CITY STATE).

VA

1. ISO 3166-1 alpha-2 code for the Vatican City State. This is the code used in international transactions to and from Vatican bank accounts.

2. ISO 3166-2 geocode for Vatican City. This is used as an international standard for shipping to the Vatican.

VA

See Veterans Administration. (It is now called the Department of Veterans Affairs.)

References in classic literature ?
Men danced about outside, thrusting in with iron bars and trying to separate them.
He struck at the weapon with his paw, and, when it was poked into him again, flung himself upon it, biting the naked iron with his teeth.
She dropped her iron on the shirtwaist, clutched at the board, fumbled it, caved in at the knees and hips, and like a half-empty sack collapsed on the floor, her long shriek rising in the pent room to the acrid smell of scorching cloth.
Enough to kill a dog," the girl muttered, thumping her iron down on its rest with reckless determination.
Then she went away, and told the old King that the thing inside the iron stove would not have her, but wanted the Princess.
But she knew that the Prince whom she had freed from the iron stove in the great wood was in the castle.
Nor even then, as the Everhard Manuscript well shows, was any permanence attributed to the Iron Heel.
He comes to a gateway in the brick wall, looks in, and sees a great perplexity of iron lying about in every stage and in a vast variety of shapes--in bars, in wedges, in sheets; in tanks, in boilers, in axles, in wheels, in cogs, in cranks, in rails; twisted and wrenched into eccentric and perverse forms as separate parts of machinery; mountains of it broken up, and rusty in its age; distant furnaces of it glowing and bubbling in its youth; bright fireworks of it showering about under the blows of the steam-hammer; red-hot iron, white-hot iron, cold-black iron; an iron taste, an iron smell, and a Babel of iron sounds.
When the feast was announced, the youth went out to the forest, and called Iron Hans.
The place seemed silent and deserted, so he took the opportunity of concealing himself near the spot whence he had seen Oolanga trying to investigate whatever was concealed behind the iron door.
Meantime the giant continued to raise his iron mallet high in the air and to strike the path terrific blows that echoed through the mountains like the roar of a cannon.
This valuable metal possesses the whiteness of silver, the indestructibility of gold, the tenacity of iron, the fusibility of copper, the lightness of glass.