Definition of Iranian

1. Noun. A native or inhabitant of Iran. "The majority of Irani are Persian Shiite Muslims"

Exact synonyms: Irani, Persian
Group relationships: Iran, Islamic Republic Of Iran, Persia
Generic synonyms: Asian, Asiatic
Specialized synonyms: Farsi
Specialized synonyms: Artaxerxes, Artaxerxes I, Artaxerxes, Artaxerxes Ii
Derivative terms: Persian



2. Adjective. Of or relating to Iran or its people or language or culture. "Iranian security police"
Exact synonyms: Persian
Partainyms: Iran
Derivative terms: Iran, Persia, Persian, Persian

3. Noun. The modern Persian language spoken in Iran.

Definition of Iranian

1. a. Of or pertaining to Iran.

Definition of Iranian

1. Noun. A person from Iran or of Iranian descent. ¹

2. Adjective. Of, from, or pertaining to Iran, the Iranian people or the Iranian languages. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Medical Definition of Iranian

1. Of or pertaining to Iran. A native of Iran; also, the Iranian or Persian language, a division of the Aryan family of languages. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

Iranian Pictures

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Iranian

ipselateral
ipsi-
ipsilateral
ipsilateral reflex
ipsilaterally
ipsissimosity
ipso facto
ipus
iquiqueite
ir-
ira
irable
iracund
irade
irades
iranian (current term)
iranite
iraqite
irarsite
irascibilities
irascibility
irascible
irascibleness
irasciblenesses
irascibly
irate
irately
irateness
iratenesses
irater

Literary usage of Iranian

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Report of the Congressional Committees Investigating the Iran/Contra Affair by Lee H. Hamilton, Daniel K. Inouye (1995)
"DC/NE later ordered a name trace on Hakim, which revealed allegations of illegal foreign sales of US equipment.49 The Meeting With An iranian Official On ..."

2. Journal of the American Oriental Society by American Oriental Society (1899)
"Indo-iranian I—Indo-iranian I is in general retained. ... Indo-iranian r, which is represented in Avestan by &r and in Old Persian by ar (Bartholomae, ..."

3. Ancient Times, a History of the Early World: An Introduction to the Study of by James Henry Breasted (1916)
"THE ARYAN PEOPLES AND THE iranian PROPHET ZOROASTER 249. ... 1 They have given their name to the great iranian plateau, which stretches from the Zagros ..."

4. Oil Monarchies: Domestic and Security Challenges in the Arab Gulf States by F. Gregory Gause (1994)
"iranian officials condemned what they saw as efforts to isolate their country in the Gulf and reiterated their view that Gulf ..."

5. The Face of the Earth: (Das Antlitz Der Erde) by Eduard Suess (1904)
"... with the general view of the branches of the Thian-shan, already distorted by projection. The Tauric-iranian syntaxis is indicated only by a few lines; ..."

6. The Encyclopedia Americana: A Library of Universal Knowledge (1919)
"Aryan or Indo-iranian group. This comprises (a) the Indian languages, that is, literary 2. Armenian, old and modern. 4. The Illyrian group, represented by ..."

7. Report of the Congressional Committees Investigating the Iran/Contra Affair by Lee H. Hamilton, Daniel K. Inouye (1995)
"DC/NE later ordered a name trace on Hakim, which revealed allegations of illegal foreign sales of US equipment.49 The Meeting With An iranian Official On ..."

8. Journal of the American Oriental Society by American Oriental Society (1899)
"Indo-iranian I—Indo-iranian I is in general retained. ... Indo-iranian r, which is represented in Avestan by &r and in Old Persian by ar (Bartholomae, ..."

9. Ancient Times, a History of the Early World: An Introduction to the Study of by James Henry Breasted (1916)
"THE ARYAN PEOPLES AND THE iranian PROPHET ZOROASTER 249. ... 1 They have given their name to the great iranian plateau, which stretches from the Zagros ..."

10. Oil Monarchies: Domestic and Security Challenges in the Arab Gulf States by F. Gregory Gause (1994)
"iranian officials condemned what they saw as efforts to isolate their country in the Gulf and reiterated their view that Gulf ..."

11. The Face of the Earth: (Das Antlitz Der Erde) by Eduard Suess (1904)
"... with the general view of the branches of the Thian-shan, already distorted by projection. The Tauric-iranian syntaxis is indicated only by a few lines; ..."

12. The Encyclopedia Americana: A Library of Universal Knowledge (1919)
"Aryan or Indo-iranian group. This comprises (a) the Indian languages, that is, literary 2. Armenian, old and modern. 4. The Illyrian group, represented by ..."

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