What does iran mean?

Definitions for iranɪˈræn, ɪˈrɑn, aɪˈræn

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word iran.

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


  1. Iran(n.)

    The native name of Persia, the name adopted by the modern nation of Iran.

  2. Origin: [Mod. Persian Irn. Cf. Aryan.]


  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

  2. Origin: [Mod. Persian Irn. Cf. Aryan.]


  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

Anagrams for iran »

  1. arni

  2. rain

  3. NIRA

  4. rani

  5. Arin, ARIN

  6. RNAi

  7. Rian

  8. ARIN


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of iran in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of iran in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Andrew A. Rooney:

    I just wish we knew a little less about his urethra and a little more about his arms sales to Iran.

  2. Benjamin Netanyahu:

    The Obama presidency has two great missions: fixing the economy, and preventing Iran from gaining nuclear weapons.

  3. Ayatullah Khamenei:

    The Islamic Republic is proud to be the target of the rage of the world's greatest Satan. in response to George W. Bush's assertion of Iran as part of an axis of evil

  4. Amir Taheri:

    Some in the West suggest that Isam needs a separation of mosque and state. However, in the case of Iran at least what is needed is a separation lof religion and business.

  5. Mitch McConnell:

    The Iran Nuclear Agreement Review Act offers the best chance for our constituents, through the Congress they elect, to weigh in on the White House's negotiations with Iran, these talks have devolved into something else altogether. Instead of ending Iran's nuclear program, the interim agreement would actually bestow international blessing for Iran to continue it.

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