from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Of or relating to Persia or Iran, or to their peoples, languages, or cultures.
- n. A native or inhabitant of Persia or Iran.
- n. Any of the western Iranian dialects or languages of ancient or medieval Persia and modern Iran.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- proper n. A group of very similar languages spoken primarily in Iran, Afghanistan, Uzbekistan, and Tajikistan.
- n. A member of the main ethnic group of Iran.
- n. A domestic cat breed.
- n. A pastry local to the Thunder Bay region in Canada often compared to either a cinnamon bun or a donut topped with pink icing.
- n. A breed of sheep prized for its lambs' wool.
- n. A thin silk fabric, formerly used for linings.
- adj. Of, from, or pertaining to Persia.
- adj. Of or pertaining to the Persian people.
- adj. Of or pertaining to the Persian language.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Of or pertaining to Persia, to the Persians, or to their language.
- n. A native or inhabitant of Persia.
- n. The language spoken in Persia.
- n. A thin silk fabric, used formerly for linings.
- n. See Persian columns, under Persian, a.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Of or pertaining to Persia, in any of the various limitations of the name.
- Hence (from the luxury of the ancient Persians)
- Splendid; magnificent; luxurious; soft.
- Dama mesopotamica, related to the common fallow-deer.
- n. A native or an inhabitant of ancient or of modern Persia. The modern Persians are a mixed race, in part descended from the ancient Iranians.
- n. The language spoken in Persia, a member of the Iranian branch of the Aryan or Indo-European family of languages.
- n. In architecture, a male figure draped in the ancient Persian manner, and serving in place of a column or pilaster to support an entablature. See atlantes and caryatid.
- n. A thin, soft, and fine silk used for linings and the like.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. of or relating to Iran or its people or language or culture
- n. a native or inhabitant of Iran
- n. the language of Persia (Iran) in any of its ancient forms
Pluralization in Persian is rather uniform, while in Pashto it is far more irregular.
The term Persian, as applied both to the people and their language, has now a wider significance than it originally bore.
Shohreh Aghdashloo may have the sexiest movie voice since Lauren Bacall and Elizabeth Ashley: deep, insinuating, with what she refers to as a Persian accent that's heavy on the purr.
Indeed, this Persian is a right worthy Shaykh and the signs of virtue are manifest on him; Allah hath inclined his heart to me and he hath adopted me to son.
Ali the Persian is a rollicking tale of fun from some
The "old Royal Walnut" of the French is, of course, what we call Persian
I am told that a Persian is a very powerful rider, but that his "hand" is so desperately rough as to deprive the horse's mouth of nearly all sensation.
The point was knotty, but a Persian is a man of resource.
Doctor Shaw, who visited Egypt and the Barbary coast in the years 1727-8-9, in the margin of his map of Egypt, gives us the figure of what he calls a Persian wheel, which is a string of round cups or buckets hanging on a pully, over which they revolved, bringing up water from a well and delivering it into a trough above.
The words in Persian spell out one of the protesters 'slogans: “Don't be afraid we are all together”