Associations to the word «Iran»


IRAN, proper noun. (common) a country in the Middle East. Its capital is Tehran. Present-day official name: Islamic Republic of Iran.
IRAN, proper noun. (literary) (technical) regions inhabited by Iranian peoples, i.e. (A) Western Iranian languages/peoples – Parthian(s) proper, Persiann(s) proper, Mede(s), Kurd(s), etc. – of the present-day country, and (B) the Eastern Iranian languages/peoples – Bactrian(s), Chorasmian(s), Khotanese, Sogdian(s), Baluchi(s), Pashtun(s) etc. – of Central Asia, or Ossetian(s) etc. of the Caucasus.

Dictionary definition

IRAN, noun. A theocratic Islamic republic in the Middle East in western Asia; Iran was the core of the ancient empire that was known as Persia until 1935; rich in oil.

Wise words

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