Definition of Shiraz

1. Noun. A city in central southwestern Iran; ruins of ancient Persepolis are nearby.

Generic synonyms: City, Metropolis, Urban Center
Group relationships: Iran, Islamic Republic Of Iran, Persia

Definition of Shiraz

1. n. A kind of Persian wine; -- so called from the place whence it is brought.

Definition of Shiraz

1. Proper noun. A city in southern Iran, near the remains of Persepolis ¹

2. Noun. A variety of black grape used to make wine ¹

3. Noun. A wine made from these grapes ¹

4. Noun. (alternative capitalization of Shiraz) ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Shiraz

Shin Bet
Shine-Dalgarno sequence
Shine Dalgarno region
Shining Path
Shipley-Hartford scale
Shiraz (current term)
Shirley Temple
Shirley Temple Black
Shirley sauce
Shirodkar's operation
Shirodkar operation

Literary usage of Shiraz

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

1. Persia Past and Present: A Book of Travel and Research, with More Than Two by Abraham Valentine Williams Jackson (1906)
"IT was toward mid-day on the sixth of May, and the sun was scorching hot, when I set out from Shiraz on my way to the city of Yezd to visit the Zoroastrians ..."

2. Supplementary Papers (1886)
"I left Bushire on the 13th of January, 1884, arriving at Shiraz on the 20th, ... I left Shiraz by the Ispahan gate, and taking a direction southeast, ..."

3. The American Cyclopaedia: A Popular Dictionary of General Knowledge edited by George Ripley, Charles Anderson Dana (1883)
"Considerable portions of Shiraz are ruined and dilapidated. ... The position of Shiraz on the trade route between Ispahan and the Persian gulf makes it a ..."

4. A Journey Through Persia, Armenia, and Asia Minor, to Constantinople, in the by James Justinian Morier (1816)
"At the distance of a quarter of a mile beyond the gate of the pass departing from Shiraz, one of the most compact of distant views presented itself. ..."

5. The Encyclopedia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature and by Hugh Chisholm (1911)
"According to Eastern authorities Shiraz was founded in ... and on the north through chains of hills which separate the plain of Shiraz from that of ..."

6. Bentley's Miscellany by Charles Dickens, William Harrison Ainsworth, Albert Smith (1847)
"We had just entered Shiraz by the Ispahan gate, when a soldier came ... He had lately entered the service of the prince- governor of Shiraz, ..."

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