What does Persian mean?

Definitions for Persian
ˈpɜr ʒən, -ʃənPer·sian

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Irani, Iranian, Persian(noun)

    a native or inhabitant of Iran

    "the majority of Irani are Persian Shiite Muslims"

  2. Persian, Farsi(adj)

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

  3. Iranian, Persian(adj)

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

    "Iranian mountains"; "Iranian security police"

Wiktionary

  1. Persian(Noun)

    A member of the main ethnic group of Iran.

  2. Persian(Noun)

    A domestic cat breed.

  3. Persian(Noun)

    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. Persian(Noun)

    A breed of sheep prized for its lambs' wool.

  5. Persian(Adjective)

    Of, from, or pertaining to Persia.

  6. Persian(Adjective)

    Of or pertaining to the Persian people.

  7. Persian(Adjective)

    Of or pertaining to the Persian language.

  8. Persian(ProperNoun)

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

Webster Dictionary

  1. Persian(adj)

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

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

  2. Persian(noun)

    a native or inhabitant of Persia

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

  3. Persian(noun)

    the language spoken in Persia

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

  4. Persian(noun)

    a thin silk fabric, used formerly for linings

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

  5. Persian(noun)

    see Persian columns, under Persian, a

    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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How to pronounce Persian?

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How to say Persian in sign language?

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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. Abbas Mousavi:

    Such illegal measures could increase tensions in the Persian Gulf.

  2. Peter Singer:

    I would like to see unmanned flotillas operating in the western Pacific and the Persian Gulf within five years.

  3. United States:

    Targeting Iran's Central Bank is no ordinary sanction or penalty. It is a significant force multiplier for United States coercive and punitive economic measures, the question is, even in the face of such a powerful move, will America's allies across the Persian Gulf be satisfied with sanctions alone.

  4. Abdel Fattah Alawari:

    Islam preaches freedom to slaves, not slavery. Slavery was the status quo when Islam came around, judaism, Christianity, Greek, Roman, and Persian civilizations all practiced it and took the females of their enemies as sex slaves. So Islam found this abhorrent practice and worked to gradually remove it.

  5. Matthew Klunder:

    We're not testing it any more. This is operational. It's on a ship in the Persian Gulf, this isn't something we've got in a box we're saving for ... a special moment. They're using it every single day.

Images & Illustrations of Persian

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