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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Shiraznoun

    a city in central southwestern Iran; ruins of ancient Persepolis are nearby


  1. Shiraznoun

    A variety of black grape used to make wine

    Etymology: From شیراز

  2. Shiraznoun

    A wine made from these grapes

    Etymology: From شیراز

  3. Shiraznoun

    A city in southern Iran, near the remains of Persepolis

    Etymology: From شیراز

Webster Dictionary

  1. Shiraznoun

    a kind of Persian wine; -- so called from the place whence it is brought


  1. Shiraz

    Shiraz is the fifth most populous city of Iran and the capital of Fars Province. In 2009 the population of the city was 1,455,073. Shiraz is located in the southwest of Iran on the Roodkhaneye Khoshk seasonal river. It has a moderate climate and has been a regional trade center for over a thousand years. It is regarded as one of the oldest provinces of ancient Persia. The earliest reference to the city, as Tiraziš, is on Elamite clay tablets dated to 2000 BC. In the 13th century, Shiraz became a leading center of the arts and letters, due to the encouragement of its ruler and the presence of many Persian scholars and artists. It was the capital of the Persia during the Zand dynasty from 1750 until 1781, as well as briefly during the Saffarid period. Shiraz is known as the city of poets, literature, wine and flowers. It is also considered by many Iranians to be the city of gardens, due to the many gardens and fruit trees that can be seen in the city. Shiraz has had major Jewish and Christian communities. The crafts of Shiraz consist of inlaid mosaic work of triangular design; silver-ware; pile carpet-weaving and weaving of kilim, called gilim and jajim in the villages and among the tribes. In Shiraz industries such as cement production, sugar, fertilizers, textile products, wood products, metalwork and rugs dominate. Shirāz also has a major oil refinery and is also a major center for Iran's electronic industries: 53% of Iran's electronic investment has been centered in Shiraz. Shiraz is home to Iran's first solar power plant. Recently the city's first wind turbine has been installed above Babakoohi mountain near the city.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Shiraz

    shē-räz′, n. a Persian wine. [Shiraz.]

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Shiraz

    a celebrated city of Persia, occupying a charming site on an elevated plain, 165 m. NE. of Bushire; founded in the 8th century; was for long a centre of Persian culture, and a favourite resort of the royal princes; its beauties are celebrated in the poems of Häfiz and Sádi, natives of the place; has been thrice wrecked by earthquakes, and presents now a somewhat dilapidated appearance.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Shiraz in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Shiraz in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

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    an unincorporated business owned by a single person who is responsible for its liabilities and entitled to its profits
    • A. contiguous
    • B. proprietary
    • C. ravening
    • D. adscripted

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