Definitions for iranɪˈræn, ɪˈrɑn, aɪˈræn

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

I•ranɪˈræn, ɪˈrɑn, aɪˈræn(n.)

  1. Category: Geography (places)

    Ref: Formerly (until 1935), Persia.; Cap.: Teheran.

  2. Plateau of,a plateau in SW Asia, mostly in Iran and Afghanistan, extending from the Tigris to the Indus rivers.

    Category: Geography (places)

Iran.

  1. Iranian.

    Category: Geography (places)

Princeton's WordNet

  1. Iran, Islamic Republic of Iran, Persia(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

Wiktionary

  1. Iran(ProperNoun)

    A country in the Middle East known as Persia until 1935. Official name: Islamic Republic of Iran.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Iran(noun)

    the native name of Persia

Freebase

  1. Iran

    Iran or Persia, officially the Islamic Republic of Iran, is a country in Western Asia. The country is bordered on the north by Armenia, Azerbaijan and Turkmenistan. As Iran is a littoral state of the Caspian Sea, which is an inland sea, Kazakhstan and Russia are also Iran's direct neighbors to the north. Iran is bordered on the east by Afghanistan and Pakistan, on the south by the Persian Gulf and the Gulf of Oman, on the west by Iraq and on the northwest by Turkey. The 18th-largest country in the world in terms of area at 1,648,195 km², Iran is an ethnically diverse country and has a population of around 77 million. It is a mountainous country of particular geopolitical significance owing to its location in three spheres of Asia. Tehran is the capital, the country's most populous city and the political, cultural, commercial and industrial center of the nation. Known as a developing country, Iran is a regional power, and holds an important position in international energy security and world economy as a result of its large reserves of petroleum and natural gas. Iran has the second largest proven natural gas reserves in the world and the fourth largest proven petroleum reserves.

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Iran

    the ancient name or plateau of Asia, extending N. and S. between the Hindu Kush and the Persian Gulf, and E. and W. between the Indus and Kurdistan; inhabited by the Aryans; is the official name for Persia.

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'iran' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #4426

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