What does Persian mean?

Definitions for Persian
ˈpɜr ʒən, -ʃənPer·sian

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

Princeton's WordNet

  1. Irani, Iranian, Persiannoun

    a native or inhabitant of Iran

    "the majority of Irani are Persian Shiite Muslims"

  2. Persian, Farsiadjective

    the language of Persia (Iran) in any of its ancient forms

  3. Iranian, Persianadjective

    of or relating to Iran or its people or language or culture

    "Iranian mountains"; "Iranian security police"

Wiktionary

  1. Persiannoun

    A member of the main ethnic group of Iran.

  2. Persiannoun

    A domestic cat breed.

  3. Persiannoun

    A pastry local to the Thunder Bay region in Canada often compared to either a cinnamon bun or a donut topped with pink icing.

  4. Persiannoun

    A breed of sheep prized for its lambs' wool.

  5. Persianadjective

    Of, from, or pertaining to Persia.

  6. Persianadjective

    Of or pertaining to the Persian people.

  7. Persianadjective

    Of or pertaining to the Persian language.

  8. Persiannoun

    A group of very similar languages spoken primarily in Iran, Afghanistan, Uzbekistan, and Tajikistan.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Persianadjective

    of or pertaining to Persia, to the Persians, or to their language

  2. Persiannoun

    a native or inhabitant of Persia

  3. Persiannoun

    the language spoken in Persia

  4. Persiannoun

    a thin silk fabric, used formerly for linings

  5. Persiannoun

    see Persian columns, under Persian, a

  6. Etymology: [From Persia: cf. It. Persiano. Cf. Parsee, Peach, Persic.]

Freebase

  1. Persian

    The Persian is a long-haired breed of cat characterized by its round face and shortened muzzle. Its name refers to Persia, the former name of Iran, where similar cats are found. Recognized by the cat fancy since the late 19th century, it was developed first by the English, and then mainly by American breeders after the Second World War. In Britain, it is called the Longhair or Persian Longhair. The selective breeding carried out by breeders has allowed the development of a wide variety of coat colors, but has also led to the creation of increasingly flat-faced Persians. Favored by fanciers, this head structure can bring with it a number of health problems. As is the case with the Siamese breed, there have been efforts by some breeders to preserve the older type of cat, the traditional breed, having a more pronounced muzzle, which is more popular with the general public. Hereditary polycystic kidney disease is prevalent in the breed, affecting almost half the population in some countries. The placid and unpretentious nature of the Persian confers a propensity for apartment living. It has been the most popular breed in the United States for many years but its popularity has seen a decline in Britain and France.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Persian

    pėr′shi-an, adj. of, from, or relating to Persia, its inhabitants, or language.—n. a native of Persia: the language of Persia: (archit.) male figures used instead of columns to support an entablature—also Per′sic.—Persian apple, the peach; Persian berry, the fruit of several buckthorns; Persian blinds (see Persienne); Persian wheel, a large wheel for raising water, fixed vertically with a number of buckets at its circumference.

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Persian in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Persian in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Examples of Persian in a Sentence

  1. Jim Ritterbusch:

    Despite what we view as a balanced oil market both domestically and globally, oil pricing is apparently still sensitive to evolving developments in the Persian Gulf where occasional minor military events are slowly cranking up geopolitical risk premium.

  2. Saba Farzan:

    The world community with leadership by the Obama administration has thrown human rights under the Persian rug -- literally. Democracy promotion has been sacrificed for the sake of talking endlessly to those who oppress Iranians terribly.

  3. Qassem Soleimani:

    I shed no tears for Irans General Suleimani, but his assassination at Trumps personal order risks a massive Persian Gulf war and also violated both domestic and international law unless it was demonstrably necessary to prevent an imminent lethal attack by Suleimani.

  4. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu:

    Today, the Jewish people face another attempt by yet another Persian potentate to destroy us.

  5. Gene McGillian:

    There's a battle in the market right now between those who think we're going to see slowing economic conditions that will hit demand... and others (focused on) what's going on in the Persian Gulf as well as lowered output from the producers.

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    one whose prevailing mental imagery takes the form of inner feelings of action
    • A. ostensive
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