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

  • adj. Of or relating to Iran or its people, language, or culture.
  • n. A native or inhabitant of Iran.
  • n. A branch of the Indo-European language family that includes Persian, Kurdish, Pashto, and other languages of Iran, Afghanistan, and western Pakistan.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A person from Iran or of Iranian descent.
  • adj. Of, from, or pertaining to Iran, the Iranian people or the Iranian languages.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Of or pertaining to Iran.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Relating or pertaining to Iran or the people of Iran, the ancient name of the region lying between Kurdistan and India, and the modern Persian name of Persia: specifically applied to a branch of Indo-European or Aryan tongues, including Persian, Zend, Pehlevi, Parsi or Pazend, and cognate tongues.
  • n. An inhabitant of Iran; a member of one of the races speaking Iranian languages.

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

  • n. the modern Persian language spoken in Iran
  • n. a native or inhabitant of Iran
  • adj. of or relating to Iran or its people or language or culture


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