from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Of or relating to ancient Iberia in Transcaucasia or its peoples, languages, or cultures.
  • adj. Of or relating to the Iberian Peninsula or its modern peoples, languages, or cultures.
  • adj. Of or relating to the ancient peoples that inhabited the Iberian Peninsula or their languages or cultures.
  • n. A native or inhabitant of ancient Iberia in Transcaucasia.
  • n. A native or inhabitant of the Iberian Peninsula.
  • n. A member of one of the ancient peoples that inhabited the Iberian Peninsula.
  • n. Any of the languages of these peoples.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Native to Iberia.
  • adj. Of or pertaining to Iberia.
  • n. A native of Iberia.
  • n. An extinct language isolate that was spoken in the Iberian peninsula.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Of or pertaining to Iberia.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Of or pertaining to ancient Iberia in Europe, which included Spain and Portugal and part of southern France: as, the Iberian peninsula.
  • Of or pertaining to the inhabitants of Iberia; specifically, in art, noting the productions of the earlier races of the Spanish peninsula, which show no trace of Roman influence.
  • n. One of the primitive inhabitants of Spain. The Basques are supposed to be descendants of the ancient Spanish Iberians.
  • n. The language of the ancient Iberians, of which modern Basque is supposed to be the representative.
  • Of or pertaining to ancient Iberia in Asia, nearly corresponding to Georgia in Russian Transcaucasia.
  • In anthropology, of or pertaining to the dolichocephalic dark type inhabiting the greater part of southern Europe and parts of northern Africa. Also called Mediterranean. It comprises the Ibero-insular and Atlanto-Mediterranean type of Deniker.
  • n. In anthropology, a member of the Iberian race.
  • n. An inhabitant of Iberia, a country of ancient Asia corresponding to what is now called Georgia.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a native or inhabitant of the Iberian Peninsula (especially in ancient times)
  • adj. of or relating to the Iberian Peninsula or its inhabitants
  • n. a native or inhabitant of Iberia in the Caucasus


Sorry, no etymologies found.


  • Finally, —and to be as curt as the question deserves—the Celtic Briton in the island was not exterminated and never came near to being exterminated: but on the contrary, remains equipollent with the Saxon in our blood, and perhaps equipollent with that mysterious race we call Iberian, which came before either and endures in this island to-day, as anyone travelling it with eyes in his head can see.

    IX. On the Lineage of English Literature (II)

  • Of this early European people, by some called the Iberian race, who were ultimately overwhelmed by the Aryan emigrants from central Asia, the

    The Iroquois Book of Rites

  • The Spanish Peninsula has also been called the Iberian, from its original inhabitants, and (by synecdoche) the Pyrenean, from the mountains which bound it on the north.

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 14: Simony-Tournon

  • This is regarded as one of the earliest works of sculpture in Spain, and certainly it has some very primitive, one may even say Iberian, traits, for the large _toro_-like animals recall Iberian sculpture.

    Impressions and Comments

  • At the farthest point in the past to which human knowledge extends a race called Iberian inhabited the entire peninsula of Spain, from the

    Atlantis : the antediluvian world

  • Because they are similar in build and performance, and because they share the same part of the world -- the Iberian Peninsula -- as well as a common gene pool, they are both often referred to as Iberian horses.

    Shelbyville Times-Gazette Headlines

  • Nearby, the celebrated "Self-Portrait with a Palette," made in Paris that fall, introduces the intense 25-year-old artist; he glances slightly away, his heavy-lidded dark eyes briskly outlined in an "Iberian" mask.

    The Cubist Circle

  • Rock mullet with broad bean "Iberian" lasagna, peas and black pudding


  • Seared mullet filets on top of a mixture of peas, baby favas and diced blood sausage which had been made into an "Iberian" lasagna with thin strips of the fat from cured Iberian pigs acting as the layered pasta sheets accompanied by a pan sauce from the fish's cooking built with lobster stock.


  • The exciting news (if you like horses) is that one herd came up as true Spanish (or "Iberian") horse descendants (unlike a neighboring herd, which came up almost pure Morgan, the common farm work horse of the early 1900s).

    grouse Diary Entry


Log in or sign up to get involved in the conversation. It's quick and easy.