a republic in SW Asia. About 635,000 sq. mi. (1,644,650 sq. km). Capital: Teheran.
- Formerly Persia.
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How to use Iran in a sentence
“Under Suleimani several military branches have taken shape [in Iraq] which are run by Iran and the Iranian military,” he said.What an Iranian Funeral Tells Us About the Wars in Iraq | IranWire | January 6, 2015 | THE DAILY BEAST
I asked her how her trainers, born and raised in Iran, have learned how to teach hip-hop.
Slowly, slowly, dance classes may cease to be such secret and guilty pleasures in Iran.
She attends hip-hop and belly dance classes (known as Arabic dance in Iran) just to shine more at parties.
Within a few years, Iran had jailed or driven from the country more than 60 Sunni clerics.The Dangerous Drug-Funded Secret War Between Iran and Pakistan | Umar Farooq | December 29, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
The history of Iran too offers a sufficient number of examples, in which even slaves became the mothers of kings.An Egyptian Princess, Complete | Georg Ebers
The term as commercially used is only as comprehensive and expressive as “Iran” applied to the Persians.The Oriental Rug | William D. Ellwanger
Proposals to deliver certain kinds of machinery also cropped up in Soviet agreements with India and Iran.East-West Trade Trends | Harold E. Stassen
In practice, there are very few intransit shipments through Iran.East-West Trade Trends | Harold E. Stassen
The Persians are, like ourselves, immortal; their language had passed a long way beyond the limits of Iran.Henry Martyn Saint and Scholar | George Smith
British Dictionary definitions for Iran
a republic in SW Asia, between the Caspian Sea and the Persian Gulf: a monarchy until an Islamic revolution in 1979 headed by the Ayatollah Khomeini when the Shah was obliged to leave the country. Consists chiefly of a high central desert plateau almost completely surrounded by mountains, a semitropical fertile region along the Caspian coast, and a hot and dry area beside the Persian Gulf. Oil is the most important export. Official language: Persian (Iranian or Farsi). Official religion: Muslim majority. Currency: rial. Capital: Tehran. Pop: 79 853 900 (2013 est). Area: 1 647 050 sq km (635 932 sq miles): Former name (until 1935): Persia Official name: Islamic Republic of Iran See also Persian Empire
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Cultural definitions for Iran
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